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Mathiness in context : Richardson, Solow and Mirrlees debate the uses of math in urban economics, 1973

The debate In 1973, Harry W. Richardson, a urban economist at the University of Kent, expressed concern about “some uses of mathematical models in urban economics.” His attack was directed at two 1972 congestion models developed by Robert Solow and … 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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