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An online journal started in 2000

from Edward Fullbrook

The current issue of Bloomberg Business Week features an article on Ronald Coase’s plans to launch a new journal.  The article ends as follows.

Coase and Wang are still talking to university publishers about supporting Man and the Economy. The University of Chicago Press considered it but found other publications with the same approach, for example the Real-World Economics Review, an online journal started in 2000 by young French economists. They had originally titled it the “post-autistic economics newsletter.” Papers published this summer by the Review include “Rethinking macroeconomics in light of the U.S. financial crisis” and “Neoclassical economics: A trail of economic destruction since the 1970s.” Even if Coase never launches his journal, he’s already helped inspire a generation of economists. One of the quotes on the home page of the Review reads: “Existing economics is a theoretical system which floats in the air and which bears little relation to what happens in the real world.” The source? Ronald Coase.

I was fascinated to learn that in 2000 I was young French economists.

  1. December 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    “Man!!” and the Economy … Really?

    • December 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Good point. The closeted world of mainstream economists continues to be as gender-biased as always… no matter how much it tries to “renew” itself…

  2. robert r locke
    December 3, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    “I was fascinated to learn that in 2000 I was young French economists.”
    Just confirms, what historians have known for a long time. economists don’t know much history,even of their own discipline

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