Decolonising the Economics Curriculum
"What does it mean to decolonise the economics curriculum?" by Alvin Birdi, Director of the Economics Network, and Danielle Guizzo (University of Bristol) was published 7 June 2021 by the Economics Observatory. A shorter article by Prof. Birdi, "Decolonising the economics curriculum: a practical approach", appeared in the Economics Network Newsletter for Spring 2021.
What is Decolonisation?, included below, is a six minute introduction by Dr Foluke I. Adebisi of The Law School, University of Bristol.
Resources and links
The DEE 2023 Conference included a paper by Dunli Li, William Nguyen and Aureo de Paula of UCL on "How Diverse is Your Reading List? An Analysis of BSc Economics Curriculum". See the extended abstract and the slides from the session.
The Economics Network sponsored two sessions on decolonisation at the 2020 Festival of Economics in Bristol. You can watch the archived video on CrowdCast:
- Why Diversifying and Decolonising Economics Matters to Everyone featured Keston Perry (UWE Bristol), Imran Rasul (University College London), Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe (WISER) and was chaired by Romesh Vaitilingam.
- Decolonising Economics, What does it mean and how is it done? featured Fadekemi Abiru (economist and writer), Surbhi Kesar (Azim Premji University – India), (Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven (University of York) and Farwa Sial (University of Manchester).
Thanks to Carolina Alves for her organisation of these sessions. She and Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven discuss these sessions in an article for The Economics Observatory.
In February 2020, the London School of Economics held a seminar on Decolonising and Diversifying Economics and Economic History. Audio and a transcript are available online.
"Let’s Decolonise Economics Education!" is an article by Ali Al-Jamri for Rethinking Economics.
The D-Econ: Diversifying and Decolonising Economics organisation has resources about decolonising economics, including alternative reading lists.
A free course for university staff, "Decolonising Education: From Theory to Practice" is running on the FutureLearn online platform and can be joined at any time.