Monthly Archives: December 2014

By the way, why does the history of the JEL classification codes matter?

Full paper is here. Part of the story have been told in previous posts: how economists classified their science during the war, the debates over the existence, scope and status of the “Theory” category, and the difficult making of the “Macroeconomics” … Continue reading

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A History of the JEL Codes : the Making of the “Microeconomics” and “Macroeconomics” Categories [Part 3]

During the 1930s, members of the Econometric Society such as Tinbergen or Fleming, increasingly came to use a slightly transformed version of a pair of words coined by Ragnar Frisch around 1933: “macrodynamics” and “microdynamics.” Yet, it was only in 1990 … Continue reading

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