Thanks a lot Hayo, I am sure it will be very helpful for this project.Jairo Jairo J. Parada, PhD. Economist Barranquilla-Colombia Phone: 57-5-3557657 Cell Phone: 311-650-0550 twitter #jparadacor http://www.uninorte.edu.co/web/jparadac From: Hayo Siemsen <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:01 AM Subject: Re: Inquiry 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 http://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=56169 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. Best Hayo On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 10:34 PM, Jairo Parada <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 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: 57-5-3557657 Cell Phone: 311-650-0550 twitter #jparadacor http://www.uninorte.edu.co/web/jparadac -- Hayo Siemsen, PhD Fasanensteg 18 66787 Wadgassen Germany +49 179 4530894 cel. +49 6834 490342 priv.