Category Archives: Economists & the Public

How economics became the hijacked science

Mainstream economics has been hijacked by vested interests and turned into an ideological weapon, …

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Xmas overspending doesn’t breed higher returns

(This comment has also been published as a Reuters Breakingviews comment on 24 December 2012.)
If …

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"Stronger than I expected" – Gerald Epstein on AEA disclosure guidelines

One year ago, Gerald Epstein and Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth, two economists at  the University of Massachusetts …

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The Inside Job, no more

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the credibility of academic economists was drawn …

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Does the American Economic Association finally get a competitor?

It does not happen too often that new economic associations are being founded. Now …

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A forum of economic know it alls

Economists and the public – this really is a complicated affair. Last week, Kartik …

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Economics is hard – the empire strikes back

It was predictable. Bloggers have rounded on Kartik Athreya, an Economist with the Federal …

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All econ blogs are rubbish, aren't they?

Is reading economic weblogs just a waste of time? Kartik Athreya, an Economist with …

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