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Articles and analyses from the INET community on the key economic questions of our time.

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The Map Is Not the Territory: An Essay on the State of Economics

Oct 4, 2011

The reputation of economics and economists, never high, has been a victim of the crash of 2008.

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Bazooka

Sep 17, 2011

Understanding QE3

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Bretton Woods, Past and Present: 2. Progress in Economics

Sep 17, 2011

Ok, time to deal with the elephant in the room: when is one theory better than the other? What is progress in economics?

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Warren J. Samuels (1933-2011)

Aug 18, 2011

On this blog, we like to overstate quite a bit our irreverence towards the establishment and in particular our senior colleagues.

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Professors share their experience with teaching intro economics

Aug 17, 2011

In response to the walkout staged by students in the intro economics class at Harvard, the Institute launched the syllabus project, 30 Ways to Teach Economics.

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Who does original research?

Jul 23, 2011

INET is all about thinking new things, and indeed academia is supposed to inspire great thoughts.

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Introducing the Jazz economist

Jul 3, 2011

You would have thought that to be a “jazz economist” was a good thing. I first imagined a “cool cat” that would entrance the hearts and minds of the populace. Not so.

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HES 2011, Paul Samuelson and the Beatles

Jun 30, 2011

So, how hard is it to write the history of exceptional figures? Shall we buy film cameras?

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Shocks

Jun 21, 2011

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A Cold Case

Jun 20, 2011

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Are banks firms?

Jun 11, 2011

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Chinese property: a money view

Jun 9, 2011

The Chinese property market may finally be boiling over; there are certainly enough signs that the bubble is ready to burst.