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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 inauguration attendance, and questioning the unemployment rate is raising serious concerns among economists. Mark Thoma and former BLS statistician Brent Moulton, among … Continue reading

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The history of the Representative Agent: a short reading list

One aspect of contemporary macro micro-founded models is the use of a representative agent, whose interpretation is debated. Essentially, in these models a utility function is ascribed to a typical consumer or producer. It is not clear whether what is … Continue reading

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Coyle’s “Wordly Philosophers 2.0”: Suggested Readings

Crossposted from the Playground Diane Coyle has a list of twelve economists who she argues “clearly shaped the character of economics in a meaningful and lasting way – going up to the early 1980s.” As such, they would form the … Continue reading

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History of Postwar Economics: suggested readings (in progress)

Diane Coyle is asking why most history of economics’ narratives end up with Keynes. My response is : 1. No, it’s not. There has been a surge in history of postwar economics research in the past 15 years. The transformation of … Continue reading

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