Archive for the 'Useful Links for Economists' Category

Duncan Foley on The Need for Interdisciplinary Work

August 18, 2011

Introduction to Econophysics

October 13, 2010

aus der FTD-Serie Neustart der Ökonomie: Eine brilliante Einführung in die Physik der Ökonomie und die geniale Arbeit von Thomas Lux.

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A Collection of Mathematica Blogs & Websites

December 10, 2009

I compiled a list of Mathematica Blogs and Websites which helped me a lot. Looking at other people’s code is a great way of learning about the possibilities of Mathematica.

Wine & Economics

November 30, 2009

Just received this call for papers:

Dear wine friends,
the American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) will hold its 4th Annual Conference from June 25-28, 2010, at UC Davis in California.
The conference will be hosted by UC Davis and the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. All economics and statistics papers related to wine and food are welcome.

Details will be posted on our website at

Krugman’s LSE Lectures – Go Back and Read Keynes!

September 7, 2009

A large number of public lectures from the LSE are online at their homepage. This is a great chance to see lectures of many well-known personalities (Dani Rodrik, Robert Shiller, Richard Thaler, Amartya Sen, Paul Krugman and Lord Anthony Giddens, just to mention a few). Another great thing is that the LSE is using Twitter to spread the information about new lectures. I will follow!

The most interesting lectures for the economists are surely Paul Krugman’s Robbins lectures on “The Return of Depression Economics”. Krugman made a couple of excellent points that could not be said loud enough.

  1. “The problem is almost all of the economic analysis that is of any use here is decades old, if not generations old. (…) Most of what we’ve done in macroeconomics for the past 30 or so years has turned out to be spectacularly useless, at best” (quoted from the beginning of Krugman’s third lecture, for his detailed argument take a look at his article in yesterday’s New York Times).
  2. Against the conventional wisdom Krugman argues that expanding the monetary base does NOT lead to inflation if you are in a liquidity trap.
  3. The importance of the paradox of thrift which has been forgotten by mosts macroeconomists (see also his blog at the NY Times).

So what do we conclude? Go back and read Keynes!