David Colander

David Colander, Distinguished College Professor of Economics at Middlebury College, writes on complexity, history of economic thought, economic policy, and social science methodology. His recent book, Complexity and the Art of Public Policy, (co written with Roland Kupers) was described by Herb Gintis as the “best book on public policy in years.” He is currently at work on a book exploring how the neoclassical revolution in economics moved economics policy discussion away from its classical liberal policy roots, and how the complexity revolution is returning economics to those classical liberal roots.

Recent Posts

July 28, 2022 in Economy, Politics

The Third Way of Entrepreneurship and the Art of Public Policy: A Conversation with David Colander

There are many sectors of the economy where for-benefit corporations are a better structure than either for-profit corporations and not-for-profit corporations as currently structured.
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June 11, 2020 in Podcast

Economics, Public Policy, and the Third Way

Listen: Spotify - Google - Apple - Stitcher The economics profession includes many schools of thought–some that emphasize laissez-faire, others that emphasize centralized planning, with many admixtures in between. David Colander, an acute observer of economics who…
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