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Preciously there was a navigation problem (now corrected) from the WEA homepage that may have prevented you from taking part. Below is a linked list of some papers recently posted for open review that you might wish to consider. Read more…
from David Ruccio
Uncertainty is all the rage right now, with a wide variety of economists and central bankers “discovering” its disturbing effects in the midst of the current crises of capitalism.
But I’ll bet it’s just a passing fad. As soon as things return to normal, uncertainty will be put back on the shelf and, once again, be tamed and domesticated.
As I’ve shown many times over the last few years, the failure of mainstream economics has prompted a rediscovery of uncertainty—not unlike during the First Great Depression when Keynes argued that investors were subject to fundamental uncertainty (as against probabilistic risk) and therefore guided not by rational calculation but by “animal spirits.”* Read more…
Yesterday the first issue of Economic Thought was published by the World Economics Association. Already within 24 hours the journal’s number of downloads, over 3,000, was beyond the dreams of many academic journal editors. From the contents page below you may download the whole issue, individual papers and also abstracts.
Volume 1, Number 1 (2012)
Table of Contents
|Editorial Introduction to the First Issue of Economic Thought||Download PDF|
|Mathematical Modelling and Ideology in the Economics Academy: competing explanations of the failings of the modern discipline?||Download PDF|
|Economics and Research Assessment Systems||Download PDF|
|Richard Cantillon’s Early Monetary Views?||Download PDF|
|Richard van den Berg|
|Different Approaches to the Financial Crisis||Download PDF|
|Sheila C Dow|
|On the Limits of Rational Choice Theory||Download PDF|
|Geoffrey M. Hodgson|
|An Evolutionary Efficiency Alternative to the Notion of Pareto Efficiency||Download PDF|
|Irene van Staveren|