Category: Economic Science

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The state of the economics profession

Are economists satisfied with the status quo of economic research? Will the virtual format of workshops and seminars persist post COVID?

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Rethinking mainstream macroeconomics

Two interesting critiques of the microfoundations approach to macroeconomics.

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Rethinking the DSGE models

Should DSGE models be brought back to their empirical roots or be replaced?

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Random forests and macroeconomics

Three new papers use random forests, a machine learning technique, to develop early warning signs for financial crises and economic recessions.

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Women and economics

Research worth reading in celebration of the International Women’s Day!

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Should economists be trusted?

Paul Romer argues that economists of the 60s and 70s might have ruined the economy.

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Economists and society

During the ASSA 2020 Annual Meeting two papers by Luigi Zingales and George DeMartino emphasize economists' responsibilities towards society.

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“Against economics”

When outsiders criticize economics…

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On economics

Akerlof on macroeconomics during the last 60 years and new research on why the concept of equilibrium in economics might have serious problems.

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Development RTCs: Pros and cons

This year's Nobel laureates revolutionized development economics through their use of random controlled trials (RTCs). But RTCs have their critics.

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