Monthly Archives: November 2015

Making introductory economics “relevant” : a historical perspective

Today’s econ-twitter humming is all about introductory economics. Again. What is discussed, though, is not the set of new “post-crisis econ 101” textbooks, but a suggestion to replace introductory macro with a data-econometrics course. Ironically, the previous rendition of “how … Continue reading

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The Wesley Clair Mitchell medal : the AEA award that never came to be

Initially posted on the INET blog. At the end of World War II, the American Economic Association began seeking a way to stimulate, reward and publicize outstanding contributions to economic knowledge. An exploratory committee on honors and awards was set … Continue reading

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