“from David Ruccio: We forget, at our peril, the extent to which academic unfreedom is enforced in departments of economics across North America.
Most departments of economics offer—in the classroom and in terms of research and policy advice—only mainstream economics. By that I mean they hire economists who only teach, conduct research, and offer policy advice defined by one or another version of mainstream (neoclassical and Keynesian) economics. Other approaches to economics—generally, these days, referred to as heterodox economics—simply aren’t recognized by or represented within those departments. That was true in the decades leading up to the crash of 2007-08 and, perhaps even more startling, it has continued to be the case in the years since.” (Source and read more: Real-World Economics Review Blog; Academic unfreedom in economics)