“Is there anything worth keeping in standard microeconomics?”

Gabriel Rega:

Concordo com os comentários. Não seria tão radical quanto o autor, de jogar tudo fora. Primeiro, é possível desenvolver uma outra abordagem, com outras premissas, outra metodologia. Temos que fazê-lo e ensiná-lo. Mas não posso eliminar essa parte tradicional do currículo se meu objetivo é ser pluralista. Mudar a forma de apresentação, reduzir espaço e profundidade OK, mas criando a possibilidade de aprofundamento para quem quer seguir esse caminho (eletivamente).

Publicado originalmente em Real-World Economics Review Blog:

from Edward Fullbrook

For me three economists stand out historically as having been the most effective at building resistance to the dominance of scientism in economics.  Keynes of course is one, and the other two are Bernard Guerrien and Tony Lawson, Guerrien because he was the intellectual and moral force behind Autisme Economie which, among other things, gave rise to the RWER; and Lawson because his papers, books and seminars have inspired, joined and intellectually fortified thousands.

It is notable that all three of these economists were or were on their way to becoming professional mathematicians before switching to economics.  When still in his twenties, Keynes’ mathematical genius was already publicly celebrated, most notably by Whitehead and Russell, and he had already published what was to become for his first discipline a classic work.  Guerrien’s first PhD was in mathematics, and Lawson was doing a PhD in mathematics at…

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Neither free trade nor protection: how to change what we think about trade

Gabriel Rega:

Ideias interessantes para investigar. Muitas vezes adotamos uma opinião firma que permeia todas nossas opiniões, mas um estudo caso a caso, sem compromisso com o erro, seria mais útil.

Publicado originalmente em Edward Elgar Publishing BLOG:

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Both traditional and heterodox theories of trade tend to assume that either trade must be free, or that it must be protected. But, as Dr Bill Dunn argues, we must break free from this binary, and by doing so change the nature of how we think about – and do – trade.

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Novo volume World Economics Association

Atualização rápida só para informar o novo volume. Divirtam-se.

World Economics Association – Economic Thought – new issue

Vol 4, No 1, 2015

via World Economics Association.

Novo número da World Economics Review

Minha curiosidade vai para o último:

A Neoclassical Curmudgeon Looks at Heterodox Criticisms of Microeconomics          Donald W. Katzner

via World Economics Association.

Repostagem de Dani Rodrik’s weblog: Premature deindustrialization in the developing world

Até ele já está vendo…

Mention “deindustrialization,” and the image that comes to mind is that of advanced economies making their way into the post-industrial phase of development. In a new paper,[1] I show that the more dramatic trend is one of deindustrialization in the developing countries. This is a trend that is appropriately called premature deindustrialization, since it means that many (if not most) developing nations are becoming service economies without having had a proper experience of industrialization.

Latin America appears to be the worst hit region. But worryingly similar trends are very much in evidence in Sub-Saharan Africa too, where few countries had much industrialization to begin with. The only countries that seem to have escaped the curse of premature industrialization are a relatively small group of Asian countries and manufactures exporters. The advanced countries themselves have experienced significant employment de-industrialization. But manufactures output at constant prices has held its own comparatively well in the advanced world, something that is typically overlooked since so much of the discussion on deindustrialization focuses on nominal rather than real values.

via Dani Rodrik’s weblog: Premature deindustrialization in the developing world.

Como faço para que me leiam?

Boas dicas para divulgação de suas publicações no blog do Scielo.

Nilsson propõe algumas ações clássicas e convida outros pesquisadores a revelar seus conselhos úteis (tips).

  • Publicar preprints/postprints em repositórios como arXiv ou similares.

  • Levar uma boa quantidade de reprints para as próximas conferências em que comparecer.

  • Escrever um comunicado de imprensa em colaboração com o escritório ou assessoria de imprensa da sua universidade.

  • Enviar avisos a uma lista apropriada de e-mails.

  • Incluir cópias do artigo nos painéis de notícias nas cantinas das universidades que visita e trabalha.

via Como faço para que me leiam e me citem se não publico em elite-journals? | SciELO em Perspectiva.

Example of an economics exam from Harvard University in 1953

Gabriel Rega:

Acho que não passaria de ano…

Publicado originalmente em Mostly Economics:

Prof. Ric Holt (of South Oregon Univ) shares this interesting copy of the exam paper (via a group mail on history of economic thought).

Just take a look at the economics questions asked in Universities  during those times. Needless to say all this has changed dramatically. Earlier it required understanding of history and economics, now it is just about math.As these guys determine the standards elsewhere as well, the disease has caught onto most parts of the world  (if not all):

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