Author: Professor Frank Stilwell

Professor Emeritus in Political Economy, University of Sydney

Frank Stilwell is a well known critic of conventional economics and an advocate of alternative economic strategies which prioritise social justice and sustainability. He has taught for over 40 years at the University of Sydney and twice been awarded the University’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. His books include The Political Economy of Inequality (Polity Press, 2019).

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Economics: For Better or Worse?

What’s wrong with economics? Many people seem to be wondering. A subject claimed by its practitioners as the ‘queen of the social sciences’ is widely seen as partly culpable for the contemporary problems of financial crisis, excessive debt, unsustainable growth, ecological stresses and deepening social inequalities. Perhaps the roots of this issue lie in economics education. Read More …