Monthly Archives: May 2016

How the term “mainstream economics” became mainstream: a speculation

Reposted from INET blog It’s a recurring problem on economic social networks. “Mainstream” is only 9 characters long, therefore much used on twitter, blogs or facebook as a shortcut for what economists working at leading institutions and publishing in leading journals … Continue reading

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How the computer transformed economics. And didn’t

Initially published on the INET blog Below is a picture of what the desktop of MIT macroeconomist Franco Modigliani may have looked like in 1970, when he was working on the large macroeconometric model he was building for the Fed … Continue reading

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