History of Economic Thought

    Understanding how economists conceived of the economy and of economic problems in different periods and settings allows current economists to resurrect valuable theoretical insights. These inform a new economic thinking that responds to the challenges of our own time.

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    Why Economists Should Think of Themselves as Plumbers

    From physicists to engineers to meds to plumbers: thoughts on Esther Duflo’s ASSA 2017 lecture on rediscovering the last art of economics Read more