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How to get published​ in top economics journals

from Lars Syll

an-inconvenient-truth1By the early 1980s it was already common knowledge among people I hung out with that the only way to get non-crazy macro-economics published was to wrap sensible assumptions about output and employment in something else, something that involved rational expectations and intertemporal stuff and made the paper respectable. And yes, that was conscious knowledge, which shaped the kinds of papers we wrote.

Paul Krugman

More or less says it all, doesn’t it?

And for those of us who do not want to play according to​ those sickening hypocritical rules — well, here’s one particularly good alternative.

  1. Prof James Beckman, Germany
    April 9, 2018 at 8:04 am

    After receiving my share of rejections, for “unusual” ideas, I just concentrated on consulting, which allowed me to fit best available thinking across disciplines to the data in hand.

  2. edward ross
    April 9, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    For those who do not know that I am neither an economist or academic but a retired ordinary worker of the real world. I find Lars Syll’s sketch or picture speaks or makes a stronger statement that words. Then in my humble opinion it certainly describes why so many economists particularly those of the mainstream neoliberal variety succumb to the neoliberal economic rationalist’ ideology, without thinking and becoming involved in meaningful conversation. This is not intended as a slur on economists and academics rather it is to point out that this problem of the easy way out, is the very reason why the public are not revisiting the French revolution and chopping the heads of their perceived perpetrators of their struggles to survive. On this basis I found the WEA Newsletter 4(1) February 2014 on Frederico Caffe` where he;

    ” maintained that that the timeless Keynes’ message has also been ‘a world view that commits to the human responsibility the chances for social improvement.”

    Thus from my limited reading of Caffe` seems to advocate the importance of involving and understanding the publics acceptance of the political economic indifference to their concerns. Ted

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