Monthly Archives: October 2016

What’s next in history of economics? A wish list

I just defended my habilitation, a rite de passage meant to evaluate an academic’s ability to develop a research program, to mentor graduate students and to hold a professorship. It’s a long process which begins with writing a thesis and … Continue reading

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Is there really an empirical turn in economics?

Full paper here. Reposted from the INET blog. French translation here. The idea that economics has recently gone through an empirical turn –that it went from theory to data– is all over the place. Economists have been trumpeting this transformation … Continue reading

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Assiste-t-on vraiment un “tournant empirique” en économie?

L’idée que la science économique est en train de connaitre un “tournant empirique” est partout. Elle est depuis quelques années omniprésente sur les blogs de certains économistes américains (mais c’est rarement pour la mettre en cause). Ces derniers mois, elle … Continue reading

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