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INET ED Community Guidelines 



INET ED seeks to encourage new, innovative and critical thinking among students of economics and to inspire instructors to broaden the scope of what they teach. The INET ED platform has been created to make free educational resources available online to help teachers and learners of economics overcome the limitations of the conventional classroom. The INET ED platform’s online community is open to anyone adhering to the spirit of new economic thinking and the creation of a supportive environment for learning and teaching economics in new ways.

INET ED was founded on these core values:

For the benefit of students:

We are committed to the shared goal of improving the way economics is taught and learned, so all our efforts are for the ultimate benefit of students, rather than promoting ourselves or any other third parties./p>

Promoting curiosity among a diverse group of learners.

INET ED aims to make students excited and interested in learning economics, so we aim to make available educational material that helps a wide variety of students engage with a range of economic questions, ideas and approaches. We will stay away from divisive rhetoric and polemics.

Well-reasoned impartiality

With respect to the types of material and ideas, we will do our best to fairly represent all relevant perspectives. When engaging with the INET ED Platform - whether contributing content, using content, communicating on the discussion boards or social media pages, we expect you to be acting in accordance with the code of conduct outlined below.

  • Respectful and Collaborative: Let us be considerate, respectful, and collaborative. While disagreement is an inherent part of any debate, the members of our community treat each other with personal respect.
  • Inclusive: Consider the varying educational experiences and diverse cultural backgrounds of other members of the community. Let’s not assume that others have the same parameters or norms. Please consider that members of our community may have very different perspectives and outlooks.
  • No harassment: Let’s always refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech. Dialogue is key to progress and understanding between people of differing opinions, and it should never degenerate into insults or slurs.

By interacting with content on the INET ED platform, you are confirming that you have read and agreed with the Terms of Service.

INET ED is not a publisher. We do not have a team of editors or referees. Contributors of materials are responsible for the accuracy of their contributions, and that they meet the educational goals and standards of the platform. INET administrators will review material for format, language, classification and appropriateness, before it is made publicly available. INET administrators may make suggestions for improvements and reserve the right to decline a contribution. Administrator decisions are final.

By submitting materials, you confirm you are not violating others’ copyright rights, and that the materials may be used by others under the Terms of Use.

Discussion boards are open for educators and students, but they should not interfere with the goal of creating a collaborative and inclusive environment for the improvement of economics education. It is not a place for pursuing ideological battles or personal conflicts. Be sure to follow the specific guidelines of the boards, and the instructions of administrators and moderators.

INET ED is not a vehicle to communicate with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), nor a venue to discuss the institution, its staff, its programs or policies. If you wish to communicate with INET, please direct your inquiries to

  • Relevance: Material submitted to INET ED should be related to economics in a broad sense, and should be geared towards the education of students and/or improvement of teaching. Administrators reserve the right to decline or remove content with or without explanation.
  • Non-activism: INET ED does not endorse any specific viewpoint or promote any specific way of doing economics. INET ED provides a space to share materials, discuss and educate yourself about new ideas pertaining to economics. It is not a platform to advocate specific ideas.
  • Non-partisan: As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, INET does not endorse political viewpoints or political candidates. Although we are aware of the inherent link between economics and policy and recognize the non-neutrality of any model or theoretical framework, INET does not take political positions. Contributions and discussions on INET ED should be academic in nature, should not be used for advocating specific political views.
  • Authorship:All statements made on the INET ED platform and discussion forums must reflect the viewpoints of the person expressing them alone. INET ED does not endorse any particular viewpoints or topic ideas pertaining to resource contributions to the platform
  • Authorship (no plagiarism):When making a contribution, please ensure that the ideas and work you represent are your own.
Restrictions on Use of Content

It is important to us that you do not contribute anything that could be offensive or derogatory. You agree that you will not upload, post, transmit to or distribute, or otherwise publish through INET ED any materials that:

  • restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying INET ED;
  • are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, or indecent;
  • constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate law;
  • violate, plagiarize, or infringe the rights of third parties including without limitation copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other proprietary right;
  • contain a virus or other harmful components;
  • contain any information, software, or other material of a commercial nature;
  • contain advertising for commercial goods and services; or
  • constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact.

You will not circumvent, disable, fraudulently engage with, or otherwise interfere with any part of INET ED (or attempt to do any of these things), including security-related features or features that (a) prevent or restrict the copying or other use of Content or (b) limit the use of INET ED or Content.


Members are encouraged to inform the INET ED platform administrators or moderators about perceived violations of these community guidelines. In the case of major violations, INET ED will be directly in touch to inform you about your violation and the impending consequences, which may include temporary or permanent suspension from the INET ED platform. You can reach out by private message or reach us by e-mail at

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