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Eight young economists discuss the future of the subject

Written by Ashwin Rattan Wednesday, 08 August 2012 15:24
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(Hat tip to Dr Graham Brownlow at QUB for flagging the article).

 

Post credit crunch soul-searching amongst the economics profession has led to the establishment of organizations such as the Institute for New Economic Thinking and invigorated discussions about alternative metrics for gauging countries’ welfare (last July, in fact, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution asserting that “the gross domestic product indicator by nature was not designed to and does not adequately reflect the happiness and well-being of people in a country”).

 

To get the pulse of a field in flux, The Big Think asked eight of the world’s top young economists to identify the biggest unanswered questions in economics and predict what breakthroughs will define it a decade or two hence.

 

To read the thoughts of 

 

Nicholas Bloom, Raj Chetty, Gauti Eggertsson, Xavier Gabaix, Gita Gopinath, Peter Leeson, Glen Weyl and Justin Wolfers, goto:

 

http://bigthink.com/power-games/empirics-and-psychology-eight-of-the-worlds-top-young-economists-discuss-where-their-field-is-going?page=all

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