Against monetarism? In the early days of 1964, George Leland Bach, former dean of the Carnegie Business School and consultant … More
How not to screw up your economic expertise: lessons from the Kennedy tax cut grandmaster, Walter Heller
What is the “crisis in economic expertise” about? Trump’s decision to demote whoever might be nominated chairman of the … More
The problem with “economists-failed-to-predict-the-2008-crisis” macrodeath articles
This week has delivered one more interesting batch of economics soul-searching posts. On Monday, the Bloomberg View editorial board has outlined … More
Les économistes face à la défiance de la société civile: faut-il déclarer la guerre des nombres?
Crise de confiance, crise de l’expertise, crise du nombre Les économistes sont au bord de la crise de nerf, prévient … More
The making of economic facts : a reading list
That Donald Trump’s first presidential decisions included gagging the EPA,USDA and NASA, asking his advisors to provide “alternative facts” on … More
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 … More
Phillips, Laffer and Gatsby: on economists obsessing about curves
On Monday, if I make it through strikes, river floods, and tear gas, I’ll be taking a course on the … More
History of policy evaluation: a few questions
I need a history of policy evaluation. I want my students to know why and how the theories, tools and … More