Call for Papers for the Special Issue of IJPEE on Economy Studies

The International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education (IJPEE) will have a special issue on “Reflections on and Applications of Economy Studies: A Guide to Rethinking Economics Education”.

The Economy Studies project emerged from the worldwide movement to reform economics education, which was itself spurred by the global financial crisis of 2008, social polarisation, the climate crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic. It envisions a world where economists are equipped with expansive and varied toolkits, enabling them to collectively understand the issues our world faces, and contribute to solving them. The book provides a new coherent framework for economics education, with a core philosophy, three leading principles, ten building blocks and seven practical tools to help implement change.

This special issue calls for reflections, practical applications, further development, and extensions of the Economy Studies framework. These ‘why’ and ‘how-to’ set of papers will provide a working map for professors, teachers, students, deans, and programme coordinators towards a better economics education. Each topic below comes with a short illustrative list of potential submissions. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Educating students about the economy and not just economics
    • The need for real-world knowledge of the economy
    • How to teach students about their own economy
    • How to introduce students to the field of economics
  • Teaching normative economics
    • How to illustrate the values, choices and normative issues embedded in the economy and in economics
    • How to engage students in normative debates and discussions
    • Teaching normative visions of the economy and the meaning of economic success
  • Teaching from a pluralist perspective
    • How to be ‘pragmatically’ pluralist – finding the space to teach multiple approaches to the same topic
    • The differences between pluralism-by-integration and pluralism-by-juxtaposition as an educator
    • Personal experiences of and reflections on teaching from a pluralist perspective
  • Teaching structures and systems
    • How to teach students about different organisational forms and political-economic systems
    • How to engage students with real world problems and proposals to tackle them
    • How to teach current issues to students
  • Improving didactics and pedagogy
    • Best practice from other disciplines that are not yet commonly used in economics education
    • The impact of assessment methods on how students learn
    • Teaching economics using metaphors and narratives
  • The Economy Studies framework
    • Extensions to the framework – what did we miss?
    • Reflections on and challenges to the framework – what did we get wrong?
    • Practical applications of the framework to a classroom situation or the creation of a curriculum
  • The current framework for economics education
    • The boundaries and constraints currently placed on educators
    • Consequences for the society of a shift in the framework
    • What kind of economists we are educating our students to become

The articles can be between 5000 and 7000 words and will go through a double-blind review process. The manuscripts are due by November 1, 2022, the authors will be notified by December 30, 2022 and the final versions are due by February 15, 2023.

Technical submission process:

  • Step 1: Go to and login/register
  • Step 2: Select The International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education
  • Step 3: Select The Special Issue on: “Reflections on and Applications of Economy Studies: A Guide to Rethinking Economics Education”
  • Step 4: Follow the steps to submit paper and provide all needed information

Extra information on publishing in IJPEE:

Please let us know if you have any questions!