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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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A few reads on (and for) Paul Romer, next World Bank chief economist

Originally posted on the Playground A few years ago, the World Bank sounded Paul Romer to fill its chief economist position, and he was not interested. It seems that, after several lives as academic, entrepreneur and urban thinker, he is now ready to … Continue reading

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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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