Shifting Paradigms | Aberdeen, Scotland

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Shifting Paradigms | Aberdeen, Scotland

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018

What is Shifting Paradigms?

Shifting Paradigms is an annual conference held at the University of Aberdeen that highlights current challenges in economics and a plurality of approaches that can help us deal with them. The 2018 edition follows up on last year’s very successful first edition.

Rarely one perspective on an issue is sufficient to come close to the concept of “truth”. Rarely, one person’s viewpoint equals another ones. However, rarely economics in higher education takes a perspective other than the Neoclassical or Keynesian school of thought.

At latest since the global financial crisis of 2007/2008, a growing number of academics and students have found the discipline of economics to be too narrow and have pledged to widen the horizons of our classrooms. That is what we, the Aberdeen Political Economy Group in collaboration with Rethinking Economics, have set Shifting Paradigms up for:

We are convinced, that scholarship must be informed by a variety of perspectives, practical insights and academic schools of thought.

We invite you to join us for our three day conference to let the ideas in your head be turned around and discover novel perspectives on issues you have been discussing over dozens of pints with friends at home.

This year’s focus lies on inequalities, thriving technology, and a changing climate – three topics with the potential to be the major determinants of our future. Recent political developments – European elections, Brexit, waves of populism and protectionism, social crises due to droughts and migration waves, and not at least rocketing crypto currencies have filled our newspapers’ headlines throughout the past months – and we believe these to be symptoms of our three big developments. Have a closer look at our topics here.


November 16, 2018
November 18, 2018
Event Category:


Rethinking Economics


Aberdeen, Scotland
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