DSS is an association at Campus Fuglesangs Allé, Aarhus University. We are concerned with raising the level of pluralism and critical thinking of economic theory in the economists of the future. Our target audience is the students of economics (.oecon and .soc), though our events are open to anyone interested. It must be emphasized that we have no political conviction or agenda.
We arrange presentations and debates concerning the impact of economic theory on society, thus asking questions regarding fundamental issues. No former familiarity of the respective subject is required to attend our events. It will however be beneficial in order to get the most out of it.
Economic theory is fundamental to nearly all political activity, and as such it is crucial that economists understand the properties and limitations of the theories. Behind economic models are complex human relations, and when practical regards inevitably leads to simplifying assumptions, one has to consider what implications these assumptions will have on the theory and it’s relevance when applied in policy-making.