Hello Jairo,

psychologically, this is called "rigidity". I have an article just
published, which partly deals with the issue. You can access it freely at

It happens more often in science, not only with neoclassical economics. I
do a rigidity experiment with my students, where you can show that 70% of
people behave rigidly after 10 minutes introduction of training thoughts in
a specific direction, even after telling them that the experiment is about
rigidity. It is very difficult to escape. One needs training in
"meta-methodology" in order to keep oneself open to alternative ways of
thought. This of course is not part of the curriculum normally.



On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 10:34 PM, Jairo Parada <
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> Dear all,
> I hope all of you are doing well. I am working in a paper about the
> teaching of Economics in Colombia, and I would like to get some references
> about this question: Despite the financial crisis of 2008, most of
> Economics Department keep teaching only Neoclassical Economics. I would
> like to hear your opinions about the reason for that: Only vested interests?
> Best regards,
> Jairo
> *Jairo J. Parada, PhD. Economist Barranquilla-Colombia Phone:
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