Economics Professor and our Alumnus Irene van Staveren advocates a more broad perspective on the economy in education. Economists such as Karl Marx are skipped, which impoverishes the debate.
In the beginning of 2016, Irene van Staveren published a book 'Wat wij kunnen leren van economen die (bijna) niemand meer leest' (Translation: What we can learn from economists who (almost) no one reads about anymore). She relates the insights from 10 'forgotten' economists with he issues that came to light during the financial crisis.
'It is as if neo-classical theories, market philosophy, is the only relevant theory to understand the economy.'
She believes that if economists and politicians had listened more to the ideas of John Maynard Keynes, the finanicial crisis could have had less negative impact. `
The full article can be found on the website of Elsevier.