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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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A History of the JEL Codes: Should There be a Separate “Economic Theory” Category? [Part 2]

Excerpt from this paper. Other episodes here and here.   As 1910 was nearing its end, Davis Dewey, who had just accepted the editorship of a new AEA journal, the American Economic Review, was struggling to put together the first issue. A … Continue reading

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A History of the JEL Codes: Classifying Economics During the War [Part 1]

In the spring of 1940, as the war in Europe escalated and the likelihood of American involvement grew greater and greater, scientists understood that they would soon be drafted to help national defense planning. In an effort to control the … Continue reading

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