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From physicists to engineers to meds to plumbers: Esther Duflo rediscovering the lost art of economics @ASSA2017

“The economist as plumber” Yesterday, Esther Duflo gave the American Economic Association Richard T. Ely lecture (edit: the full video of the lecture is now online). The gist of her talk was that economists should think as themselves more as … Continue reading

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“La science économique en crise doit imiter la médecine.” Réflexions sur Romer, Cahuc, et Zylberberg

La semaine dernière, Pierre Cahuc et André Zylberberg ont jeté un pavé dans la mare (certains diraient dans la gueule) des économistes français en publiant un pamphlet dans lequel ils accusent une bonne partie de leurs collègues de négationnisme scientifique. … Continue reading

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