Post-autistic economics, renamed in Real-World Economics Review

Updated November 5, 2009: this website has been renamed in Real-World Economics Review.
See also its new blog: Real-World Economics Review Blog.

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A Brief History of the Post-Autistic Economics Movement;

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Like rationality, nearly everyone thinks efficiency is a good idea. Neoclassical economists adore using this word, especially when addressing the public. But the meaning of “efficiency” always depends on what you choose to count. For example … (full long text).

More about post-autistic economics on wikipedia: Concept;

The movement for Post-Autistic Economics (PAE) was born through the work of Sorbonne economist Bernard Guerrien.

Started in Spring 2000 by a group of disaffected French economics students, Post-Autistic Economics first reached a wider audience in June 2000 after an interview in Le Monde. [Reference] It was supported by the Cambridge Ph.D. students in 2001 with the publication of “Opening Up Economics: A Proposal By Cambridge Students” [Reference], later signed by 797 economists.

The term autistic is used in an informal way, synonymous to “closed-minded” or “self-absorbed”. It has been criticized for using the medical diagnosis, autism, as a derogatory expression. The movement is best seen as a forum of different groups critical of the current mainstream: from behavioral and heterodox to feminist, green economics and econo-physics. (full text).

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