John Lodewijks

John Lodewijks

John Lodewijks is currently a Professor and former Head of the School of Economics and Finance at the University of Western Sydney.

His areas of expertise are Development Economics, and the History, Philosophy and Methodology of Economics. Prior to his position at the University of Western Sydney, John was at the University of New South Wales, where he served as Head of Department and Director of the Centre for South Pacific Studies. Among the awards he has received in recognition of his work are the American Association for Asian Studies 1983 Prize for best paper on Asia, the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence from UNSW in 2005 and the Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2007. He has also edited the History of Economics Review.

Economics: An elite subject soon only available in elite universities?

By · March 2nd, 2015

Economics programs are not in good health, and this could have wide-reaching consequences. John Lodewijks explains.

Resuscitating economics in the high schools

By · September 24th, 2014

Professor John Lodewijks explains the new curriculum for high school economics, which could include natural resource management, sports, health care and housing. Will it be enough to reinvigorate demand?

What price is the history of economics?

By · March 7th, 2014

John Lodewijks details the benefits of learning about economic history and its importance to the success of economists, present and future.

Why study economics?

By · October 19th, 2013

ESSA welcomes John Lodewijks as external contributor. Lodewijks warns of a crisis in the study of economics and what this means for our democratic literacy.

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