New Economy Short Cut – Top economists argue over top textbooks

Peter Bofinger has caused quite a stir with his criticism of two of the most legendary economics textbooks - now he is arguing about them live: with Greg Mankiw, the author of the books, Rüdiger Bachmann and Anna Reisch. This Tuesday, 5 pm.


For decades, few other textbooks have influenced young economists as much as those by Gregory Mankiw. Peter Bofinger, Professor of Economics at the University of Würzburg, received all the more attention when he recently argued how supposedly one-sided and out of touch with reality some of the books’ key statements are. Rightly so? We have invited Peter Bofinger to present and discuss his critique in our next New Economy Short Cut and he will be joined by Gregory Mankiw himself. Also on the panel to discuss this topic will be Rüdiger Bachmann, Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and Anna Reisch, a former member of the chair of Netzwerk für Plurale Ökonomik.

We would like to invite you to join us for our New Economy Short Cut with Peter Bofinger and Rüdiger Bachmann – on January 19, 2021 at 17:00 CET (via Zoom).

If you want to read Peter Bofinger’s review in advance, you can find it here – optionally in German or English.

You can register for the event here!

Peter Bofinger is Professor for Monetary and International Economics at Würzburg University and a former member of the German Council of Economic Experts (2004-2019).

Rüdiger Bachmann is Stepan Family College Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. Although he teaches and researches in the US, he is an important voice in the German-speaking economists scene.

Gregory Mankiw is Professor for Economics at Harvard University and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under George W. Bush. 

Anna Reisch is a former member of the chair of  Netzwerk für Plurale Ökonomik.