What's happening at the
Thursday 24 Aug 2017 | 09:33 | SYDNEY
Thursday 24 Aug 2017 | 09:33 | SYDNEY

Economics is relevant, really

By

COMMENTS

21 February 2008 15:51

Dani Rodrik’s excellent blog pointed me to this NY Times story about the renewed relevance of economics. Apparently, only a decade or so ago economics was looking like a ‘tired and old discipline’, but now ‘economics has begun to get its groove back’, which I think is supposed to be a good thing. The Times’ David Leonhardt surveyed economists to ask who in the profession was making the world a better place.  The runaway winner turned out to be a group of economists working at the Poverty Action Lab looking at ways to make development aid work better.  Rodrik has some typically thoughtful comments on the piece.

You may also be interested in...