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

Edit: there is now a published paper based on this blog post. Published version here; draft here. Initially published on the INET blog Below is a picture of what the desktop of MIT macroeconomist Franco Modigliani may have looked like … Continue reading

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