The following universities have some pluralist teaching, in the form of pluralist degrees in economics or political economy, or individual units emphasising non-neoclassical aspects. This listing concentrates mainly on graduate studies, but most of the institutions also offer undergraduate courses.
American University, USA
At its Washington DC location, the Department of Economics offers a PhD programme that concentrates mainly on core neoclassical and Keynesian economic theory, but also encompasses a range of institutionalist, Post Keynesian and Post Marxian perspectives.
Colorado State University, USA
Programmes at MA and PhD include compulsory courses in political economy, taught by a Faculty that have been active in research and publication in radical economics, original and new institutional economics, feminist economics, and social economics
Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Erasmus Center for History in Management and Economics (CHIMES) and Erasmus Research Institute in Management offer a four-year international PhD program in Economics, Management and History. The mission of the PhD program is to train future generations of international researchers in the field of economics, management and history.
The Erasmus Institute of Philosophy and Economics has a PhD Program in Philosophy and Economics. It consists of advanced coursework and research in the Institute's research program on institutions.
Michigan State University, USA
The Department of Agricultural Economics offers MA and PhD programmes that include institutional and behavioral economics alongside strong neoclassical fields. Major institutional research programmes include food security in Africa, the role of grades and standards in market expansion, and the economics of wetlands.
New School for Social Research, USA
Offers an extensive range of units in political economy, post-Keynesian economics, and the history of economic thought. Offers a heterodox MA in Economics and an MA in Global Political Economy and Finance.
The Open University, UK
The undergraduate Diploma in Economics at The Open University includes a core element of institutional analysis alongside neoclassical economics. Emphasis is placed on the situation of economics in the social sciences, for which students can enroll without any prior qualifications. A PhD programme is also offered, with supervision provided by staff specializing in areas that include feminist, evolutionary and Marxian perspectives.
Roosevelt University, USA
Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Roosevelt University:
Economics at Roosevelt University prepares students to analyse economic phenomena in fresh and innovative ways. Students receive a broad-based view of contemporary economics, with special emphasis on non-traditional approaches to theory and policy. Our faculty are engaged in research on globalization, trade, economic development, labor, entrpreneurship, urban and regional economics, feminist economics, contemporary US economic policy, and the history of economic thought. The University is located in the heart of downtown Chicago and has state-of-the-art dorm facilities in the rapidly growing south Loop. Many courses are also offered in the evening to allow working adults to complete the program. Both need-based and merit-based financial aid are available. Additionally, interested students may apply to the honors program by contacting Prof Sam Rosenberg.
Master of Arts in Economics at Roosevelt University:
The Master of Arts program in Economics provides a broad curriculum that encompasses both traditional and nontraditional schools of thought. This is a distinct program that goes beyond the orthodox theory that dominates most graduate programmes in the US In addition to neoclassical theory, students are taught institutionalist, post-Keynesian, Marxian and Feminist economics. Our faculty are engaged in research on globalization, trade, economic development, labor, entrpreneurship, urban and regional economics, feminist economics, contemporary US economic policy, and the history of economic thought. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. The Graduate school offers merit-based scholarships and the department has a limited number of graduate assistantships.
University of Bremen, Germany
The Department of Economics offers a diploma in economics, a PhD degree and a master degree. Most courses are taught in German but some courses (the equivalent of 30 credit points or more) are offered in English. All programmes combine elements of political economy and traditional economics. Though neoclassical theory is taught on all course levels, the Faculty is almost exclusively heterodox with one or two exceptions. A whole bunch of different approaches to economics are present in Bremen: Keynesian, Marxian, Feminist, Ecological, Institutionalist, and Social Economics.
University of California-Riverside, USA
The PhD program run by the Department of Economics combines rigorous training in economic theory and econometrics with the opportunity to take coursework in a variety of heterodox areas: development; labor; money and finance; classical, Marxian, and Keynesian economic theory; methodology and epistemology; racial inequality and urban issues; and economic history.
University of Denver, USA
The Department of Economics offers an M.A which covers the claims and deficiencies of received theory. Field courses offer the study of international and development economics, economic history, the history of economic thought, environmental economics, urban and regional economics, or money and financial economics.
University of East London, UK
Offers students a number of undergraduate units in the areas of political economy and post-Keynesian economics. Alongside the BA in Political Economy, students are also supervised at MPhil and PhD.
University of Hertfordshire, UK
Offers an MA in Institutional Economics. Students can also undertake higher degrees by the traditional research routes (MPhil and PhD) and the Department has a growing body of research students whose work relates to the research interests of individual members of staff.
University of Leeds, UK
Offers pluralist units at undergraduate and graduate levels in Macroeconomics, Development, Comparative Economics and Paradigms of Industrial Economics.
Maastricht University, The Netherlands
MERIT and UNU/INTECH together offer a PhD Program in Economics and Policy Studies of Technical Change. The program is designed for students who are interested in exploring the theoretical, institutional, and policy issues underlying technological change and in studying the role of technical change in fostering economic growth and development in both industrialised and developing countries.
University of Manchester, UK
Pluralist undergraduate modules in Comparative Theory, Comparative Systems, Industrial Economics; postgraduate modules in Alternative Approaches to Economic Theory, Methodology and various units in Development Economics.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
The doctoral program includes a variety of different approaches and perspectives in economics, including the neoclassical, post-Keynesian, Marxist, and theoretical Institutionalist approaches. Students from a diversity of backgrounds are drawn by the program's strengths in such areas as development, international, macro theory, micro theory, economic history, gender and class, labor, and industrial organization.
University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
The Ph.D. in Public Policy provides an interdisciplinary curriculum, an applied research focus, and a commitment to state and local policy issues. Faculty are drawn from disciplines of community planning, economics, law, management, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology and have spent a considerable amount of time developing and refining curriculum and constructing team taught courses to deliver a program which reflects progressive approaches to policy analysis.
University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
The Department of Economics offers both MA and PhD programmes that emphasise an interdisciplinary, heterodox approach to economics. As well as teaching formal methods, the graduate programme comprises pluralist modules in macro and micro, and a module in institutional economics. There is faculty strength in post-Keynesian and institutional economics.
University of Sydney, Australia
Sydney is the principal centre in Australia for the study of alternatives to orthodox economics. It is at this university that struggles against the dominance of conventional economics were led by progressive staff and students from the 1970s onwards, leading to the establishment of a full program of Political Economy courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Students can study Marxist, institutional, feminist, environmental and post-Keynesian economics and see how a blend of these approaches helps to understand how the modern capitalist economy works. The teaching of political economy encourages all students to develop a critical engagement with economic issues, recognizing the diversity of analytical approaches and how these relate to different social values. There are currently ten academic staff in the Department of Political Economy, with interests including global political economy, finance, economic development, the political economy of human rights, environmental economic issues, economic inequality, urban political economy, history of economic thought, economic policy and the social foundations of capitalism.
The undergraduate program in Political Economy can be fully undertaken in a three year degree within the Faculty of Arts (either in a B.A. or Bachelor of Political Economic and Social Sciences). International students can come for one or more semesters and take appropriate electives.
The postgraduate program involves either coursework or research degrees. The coursework degree is the Master of Political Economy, while the research degree is either M.Phil. or PhD in Political Economy.
University of Utah, USA
Do you feel that there should be more to economics than second order conditions of constrained optima or intergenerational planning with infinite time horizons? Would you also like to examine economic theory from the perspective of the philosophy of science? Are you fascinated by the problems of the Third World, post-Keynesian macroeconomics, Marxian economics, ecological economics, the economics of gender, or Bayesian econometrics? If so, graduate study in economics (MA or PhD) at the University of Utah may be for you.
University of Vermont, USA
The teaching mission of the Economics Department at the University of Vermont is to equip students to understand the modern economy and o critically evaluate the economic arguments they encounter, both in terms of their conceptual soundness and their ability to explain the factual record. The Department is distinctive in that it exposes students to the rich variety of schools of thought within economics, and, as a result, to the lively debates within the economics profession as well. Economics majors are offered for undergraduate students.