Archive for February, 2013

Frank Hahn

February 22, 2013

Last month, Frank Hahn (1925-2013), one of the fathers of general equilibrium theory, has passed away.

In 1991 he wrote about the next 100 years of economic theory:

I am pretty certain that the following prediction will prove correct: theorising of the ‘pure’ sort will become both less enjoyable and less possible.

The full article, in which he argues that economics will become a ‘softer’ subject, is definitely worth reading.
Also, there is a tribute written by Geoff Harcourt (pdf).