The Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism (CSEP) is run by a dedicated group of students united by the belief that progress in the discipline of economics will be driven by an increasingly interdisciplinary approach and a pluralist platform in the 21st century. CSEP aims to enrich the understanding of economic thought within the Cambridge community and promote alternative views on conventional economic thought as well as current affairs in an innovative discussion format.
To this end the society organises a range of events, including seminars on the history of economic thought, discussion panels on events of political, economic and social interest and forums to introduce new game-changing trends in economic research. CSEP regularly invites speakers from both the Faculty of Economics of the University of Cambridge and renowned economists, academics, politicians and journalists from around the world. Recent appearances have included Professor Barry Eichengreen (UC Berkeley), Professor Nicholas Crafts (University of Warwick), Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and James Meadway (New Economic Foundation) among others.
CSEP is itself a member of Rethinking Economics, an international network of economics students, thinkers and citizens who are organising to create fresh economic narratives to enrich the predominant neoclassical narrative. It aims to demystify and diversify economics in the public eye; to educate ourselves and other students in a more reflective economics; to inspire divergent economists to engage with one another in debate; and to promote a politics of responsibility with academic economists.