We’re bringing together scholarly work, editorial perspectives, multimedia, and conference discussions to further examine key issues in the economics discipline and beyond.


    The Growing BRICS Economies

    A series on the changing economic dynamics of the BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.


    MLK’s Economic Legacy

    Fifty years after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., INET looks back at his forgotten economic legacy. In the final years of his life, these provocative positions made King controversial, and they remain as urgent now as they were then.


    The Bear Stearns Bailout, Ten Years Later

    Ten years ago, the investment bank Bear Stearns collapsed. Its controversial rescue by the Federal Reserve and JP Morgan Chase marked a prelude to the global financial crisis, which would begin in earnest in September 2008. As part of INET’s look back at the financial crisis, we offer this series of reflections on the Bear Stearns bailout, the financialization of debt, and the moral hazard of government bailouts of banks. 


    INET & Grantees in the News

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    Working Paper Series

    We support in-depth, multidisciplinary research that carefully examines the conceptual frameworks of economic thinking. This series focuses on critical areas in the discipline that are relevant right now.


    Global Commission

    Learn more about the Commission on Global Economic Transformation



    To commemorate the 150th episode of our video series, “New Economic Thinking,” we are highlighting some of the most compelling content from the series here.



    Material from, and related to, INET’s 2017 conference: Reawakening


    Economics of Innovation

    Focusing on understanding the context in which innovation is possible, and examining the role of innovation in growth and distribution.


    Gender Inequality

    A collection of INET work on gender inequality, inclusion and diversity, and the broader economic consequences.


    Experts on Trial

    Widespread criticism of elites and their ‘experts ’ raises questions about how economists should perceive their role, and what role societies should give them. We invited four scholars to start an online conversation by sharing their perspectives. The symposium is also downloadable in booklet form.


    2016 in Review

    Significant papers and contributions produced in 2016 under the INET rubric


    Political Turmoil

    Viewing economic outcomes as divorced from politics risks serious misunderstanding and virtually ensures regulatory failure.