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Volume 10, Issue 2, May 2013

In Memoriam (pdf)

In this issue:

Why Is There No Milton Friedman Today?

A symposium co-sponsored by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Imagine that someone with all the endowments of a Milton Friedman were born in the 1960s or 1970s. Is it conceivable that such a person would develop into a ‘Milton Friedman’ like we know the actual Friedman to have been, including his academic eminence and his eloquent and influential advocacy of classical liberalism? Here leading economists address the question: Why is there no Milton Friedman today?

Prologue to the symposium

Contributions:

Other paper

Regression Costs Fall, Mining Ratios Rise, Publication Bias Looms, and Techniques Get Fancier: Martin Paldam reflects on these trends in empirical macroeconomics.

EJW Audio

Call for papers

EJW fosters open exchange. We welcome proposals and submissions of diverse viewpoints.

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Table of contents (pdf) with links to articles