Okay well... Hello. I have no connection with NUI-M and am not a sociologist. So I really am a token on this blog. Aileen persuaded me to join her, I mean this blog by telling me that I could just use it to flag stuff that I thought was interesting. She said itâ€™s somewhere I could put up notes on stuff Iâ€™m reading and want to read and somewhere I could put up half thought out criticisms of stuff Iâ€™m reading etc.
So thatâ€™s the plan.
I suppose I should also say some stuff about what Iâ€™m interested in. Basically my interests in economics are in economic history, monetary and financial economics, labour economics, institutional economics, growth theory and the history of economic thought. Iâ€™m also interested in trying to make sense of what is happening to the world economy. On a somewhat different level Iâ€™m interest in industrial organisation and feminist economics. Outside of economics qua economics Iâ€™m interested to varying degrees in pretty much all of the humanities to varying degrees. Iâ€™m particularly interested in the various forms of communist theory: Marxist and anarchist. Iâ€™m also interested in social movement: how they develop and how they bring about change. (I do have other interested non academic interests but probably wonâ€™t post much about them on here.)
Err so thatâ€™s my first post. Otherâ€™s will be better.