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The EconocracyThe Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts$
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Joe Earle, Cahal Moral, and Zach Ward-Perkins

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781526110121

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526110121.001.0001

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Economics as indoctrination

Economics as indoctrination

(p.34) Chapter 2 Economics as indoctrination
The Econocracy

Joe Earle

Cahal Moran

Zach Ward-Perkins

Manchester University Press

This chapter uses evidence from a curriculum review of seven universities across the UK to show how the philosophy which underpins econocracy is being passed down to the next generation of economic experts. The curriculum review analyses 174 economics modules using the course outlines and exams to illustrate that economics students are taught to memorise and regurgitate a narrow body of subject matter not think independently or critically.

Keywords:   Economics education, Indoctrination, Pedagogy, Curriculum review, Neoclassical economics, Methodology

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