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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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The strange fate of economists’ interest in collective decision-making

Originally posted on the INET blog. A few months ago, I attended a conference on Quadratic Voting (QV) organized by Glen Weyl and Eric Posner. Its purpose was to study the theoretical and applied aspect of their new voting procedure, in which votes … Continue reading

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DARPA, the NSF and the social benefits of economics: a comment on Cowen and Tabarrok

Originally published on the Playground Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok have a new piece in which they ironically note that economists are surprisingly shy when it comes to applying their tools to evaluate the efficiency of the NSF economics grant program. Their target … Continue reading

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