Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2008

In This Issue:

Welcome to the January 2008 issue of Econ Journal Watch. EJW is a triannual peer-reviewed journal for scholarly commentary on academic economics.


Economics in Practice

  • The Lemmas Problem: Philip Coelho and James McClure give evidence that long chains of exact reasoning do better in statistical than in economic analysis.
  • Distinguishing Model and Theory: Robert Goldfarb and Jonathan Ratner assay the hairy business.

Character Issues

Paul Krugman and the Have-Nots: Based on a comprehensive account of his New York Times columns thru 2006, Daniel Klein argues that Paul Krugman sacrifices poor people’s interests to certain ideological values.

The Sounds of Silence: Individuals who probably should have replied.

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