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Who We Are

IDEAeconomics is dedicated to the reform of economics, using dynamic analysis and grounded in the realities of credit , money and debt, to promote financial stability, economic prosperity and full employment.

Mission Statement

IDEAeconomics is dedicated to the reform of economics, using dynamic analysis and grounded in the realities of credit , money and debt, to promote financial stability, economic prosperity and full employment.

We hope to:

  • Re-educate policy-makers, the public, and economists in key Basics.
  • Provide Materials, Tools and Programs to a variety of audiences and users
  • Support, amplify and collaborate with the work of Economists already in the field. 

The project is blocked by an intellectual inertia in Academia and by powerful entrenched interests in the financial sector. These re abetted by a general confusion by policy-makers and the public and by a specific confusion around three basic areas: money, credit and the stability of markets.

Reform is assisted by the seriousness of the problem. Poverty, climate change, social unrest, financial fragility and economic breakdown have awakened more and more to the need for solutions. Impatience is growing. Concern is growing.

Our chief economist Steve Keen has done years of yeoman's work and continues to lead in theory and education. We are privileged to have the opportunity to join him. There is no more pressing need than the reform of economics.

This page provides the links to who we are, what our plan is, and how you can help.

IDEA is:

A nonpartisan research and development nonprofit corporation dedicated to the reformation of economics.

An educational center for academics, policy-makers, business, media and the public.

A prospective 501(c)(3) organization fully compliant with applicable laws and regulation. Donations are not yet tax deductible. For further information on the timetable for tax deductibility, contact impact@ideaeconomics.org.

A financing mechanism for real action, with 90 percent of revenue dedicated to operations, a maximum of 10 percent for administration, including fund-raising.

Bylaws, Conflict of Interest Statement, and organizational documents available upon request.

Advisory Board:

Ann Pettifor

Dirk Bezemer

Edward Fullbrook

Michael Hudson

Paul Gambles

James K.Galbraith

Governing Board:

Chuck Willer, President

Steve Roth

Alan Harvey

Jim Newell

Ted Carron

Stewardship Council:*  Chuck Willer, Steve Roth, Alan Harvey, Dan Collin, Ted Carron

* The Institute for Dynamic Economic Analysis is incorporated in Washington State. Its bylaws enforce a unique "stewardship council" structure, which ensures that the mission and program of the Institute are maintained through changes in board, staff and membership. 

Staff:

Alan Harvey, Executive Director (harvey@ideaeconomics.org)

Ted Carron, Projects Manager, (tedcarron@ideaeconomics.org)