John King


A case for pluralism in economics

Economics is unique among the social sciences in having a single monolithic mainstream, which is either unaware of or actively hostile to alternative approaches. In this lecture Professor John King of La Trobe University will present a case for pluralism in economics, derived from the...

The macroeconomics of down-shifting: a suitable case for modelling?

Down-shifting is an ugly word for a beautiful phenomenon: people reshaping their lives to enjoy more leisure and less income, less stress and – crucially – lower levels of consumption. Mainstream economists tend to stop at this point, treating down-shifting as nothing more or less...