agree on some things: tariffs are bad and free trade is good; centralized economies do not maximize economic potential; markets work, with some important exceptions.
To me the life of Dr Parvez Hasan, as so wonderfully captured in his recently published autobiography, "My Life My Country--Memoirs of a Pakistani Economist
", is a story which covers not only the creation and early years of Pakistan's independence but is the story of its nascent years and the rise of the profession of economists
Japan-based global investment bank Nomura Holdings Inc (NYSE: NMR) (TYO: 8604) (AMS: 8604) has said that it has named Lewis Alexander as its new managing director and US chief economist
The reason that a government sometimes grows when more economists
are in government is straightforward: while economists
might, in general, be more sympathetic to markets and competition, they are also more knowledgeable about bureaucracy, rent-seeking, and interest group formation.
However, she felt she'd made some "inroads that future economist
commissioners and our own Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) will be in a position to build on.
Right now, we're calling it a soft landing," said UCLA senior economist
Christopher Thornberg, who wrote the state outlook.
But there is little question that motives, goals and contexts--the concerns of rational choice theorists, economists
and most social scientists--are worthy of consideration by historians.
Sachs urges his fellow economists
to undertake "clinical economics" to alleviate poverty, diagnosing social ills and prescribing the medicines that address the particular symptoms of a particular economy (and society).
But even if Northerners don't care about dead economists
, we should be listening carefully to a certain living economist
While in the United States the president and his administration can choose their own Council of Economic Advisers, the German Council consists of five independent economists
who are appointed by the German president, after being nominated by the government, for a five-year term with possibility of renewal.
have found, for instance, that orange juice futures predict the weather in Florida better than conventional weather forecasts do.
In a paper that has gained wide attention (and caught serious flak) for challenging the conventional wisdom, economists
Michele Boldrin and David K.