Initiatives on Pluralism

PINE is an initiative for pluralism in economics in Maastricht. Yet, there are numerous initiatives and networks across the globe that aim for a better understanding of economics by looking at more than merely mainstream teaching. Here you can find some links to organisations that are concerned with the issue of pluralism in economics.


In 2013, the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (ISIPE) published an open letter to call for more pluralistic approaches in the teaching of economics. Different student groups from all across the world associate with them to shout for a global change in the economics curriculum.

Check out their open letter and associated groups here!

Plurale Ökonomik 

Plurale Ökonomik is the German network for pluralism in economics. Their two aims relate to the information of students, teachers or professors and anyone interested in the topic of economic theory and the action to implement more plural teaching in German Universities. They are closely associated with ISIPE and Pluralowatch and offer a great amount of readers that are accessible for anyone.

Check out their website here!

Rethinking Economics

Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, academics and professionals building a better economics in society and the classroom. Through a mixture of campaigning, events and engaging projects, Rethinking Economics connects people globally to discuss and enact the change needed for the future of economics, and to propel the vital debate on what economics is today.

Check out their website here!

Institute for New Economic Thinking

The Institute for New Economic Thinking is dedicated to the rigorous pursuit of innovative economic theories and methods that address society’s most pressing concerns.

Check out their website here!

Levy Economics Institute 

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, founded in 1986 through the generous support of Bard College trustee Leon Levy, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization. The Levy Institute is independent of any political or other affiliation, and encourages diversity of opinion in the examination of economic policy issues while striving to transform ideological arguments into informed debate.

Check our their website here!


Different universities have already assessed their curriculum and made their assessment reports available online.

– University of Siegen, Germany offers a master programme on plural economics

– The Post Crash Economics Society (PCES) of the University of Manchester

– The Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism (CSEP)

– Alumni of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges