ECONOMICS FOR CHANGE IS a student-led society at the University of Edinburgh. We aim to change the way economics is engaged with, to make it more relevant to a rapidly changing world. We will provide students with a platform to cast their opinion on how and why economics needs to change, both in the university and in the wider world. We argue that economics should be a subject that equips students with the intellectual tools to help solve some of society's most pressing problems.
Right now, it is not. Join us in reshaping economics to release its true potential, in an ever changing world.
students among the university in the current economic framework and policy issues.
those interested in the subject, to exchange knowledge and research around non-neoclassical economics.
a mindset that uses economic lenses to solve society's issues, recognising the problem-solving nature of economics.
campaigning for curriculum reform. For economic undergraduates it can be improved, read more about this here.
Mainstream economics has failed to resolve the crises of our contemporary economies. Let’s push for the reformation of modern capitalism.
Economics for Change has grown out of the Edinburgh Society of Economic Pluralism (EUSEP). It is much of the same idea but we trying to take it to the next step. Economic Pluralism is an essential part of the conversation but it is not all of it, hence our 2018 relaunch!
The society encourages students from all subject areas. Economics impacts everyone’s lives and the more people engaged in it, the better. Furthermore, to have effective discussion we need the insights from a whole array of different perspectives, and disciplines. Membership is free.
Economic Pluralism is about being critical of mainstream economics by advocating an interdisciplinary approach and promoting heterodox schools of thought. It is our responsibility to question and debate neoclassical economics, it is not a set of proven truths that should be memorise to pass an exam. We are proud to be part of the worldwide movement rethinking economics, and we are officially affiliated to Rethinking Economics and the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (ISIPE).