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IKE Co-founder Michael Goldberg Awarded Todd H. Crockett Professor of Economics

Michael Goldberg was awarded last week the Todd H. Crockett Professor of Economics at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Read more

Why Raising the Minimum Wage Makes Economic Sense

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Raghuram Rajan Wins Deutsche Bank Prize

Raghuram G. Rajan has been awarded the 5th Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics 2013 by The Center for Financial Studies (CFS) for his highly influential contributions in a broad range of areas in financial economics.

The academic prize is sponsored by the Deutsche Bank Donation Fund and carries an endowment of €50,000. The CFS awards the prize biannually in partnership with Goethe University Frankfurt. The prize will be presented to Raghuram G. Rajan as part of an academic symposium in Frankfurt on 26 September 2013. Read more

Adair Turner: How Do We Get Out of This Mess?

How do we get out of this mess? 

That's the question that Adair Turner, Chair of the UK Financial Services Authority, was addressing in his lecture to Cass Business School this week. Since the current policy mix has failed, Turner reflects, "we must think fundamentally about what went wrong and be adequately radical in the redesign of financial regulation and macro-prudential policy to ensure it doesn't happen again." 

In this lecture, Turner does just that, getting to the root causes of the crisis and proposing policy solutions to clean up the mess and get our economies growing sustainably. Read more

What is Shadow Banking? ft. INET's Perry Mehrling

Defining shadow banking is still a nightmare. Read more

Economic “fields” as historical objects (not yet)

The notion of “field” is so pervasive that economists hardly pay conscious attention to it. The student is early trained into the habit of classifying knowledge, then papers and colleagues according to their field. You share your office with a labor economist, will be part of a committee recruiting some health economist, and are late with your review of this environmental economics paper (well, that's unlikely). Economic fields draw a map with which economists navigate their profession on a daily basis. Read more

The challenge of “value-ladeness” for history writing

 

Although the objectivity-Grail Quest has ended with total success decades ago (so economists say), the question of the possibility and consequences of economists' values smuggling into their daily practice still periodically surfaces, and crises make good times for such debates. Yet, not often do we historians too ask how economists' values should be handled in our writing. Read more

The Future of Greece and the Euro Zone - LIVE at 6:15 EST!

Watch the INET-sponsored event, The Future of Greece and the Euro Zone, at Columbia Law School featuring top political leadership from SYRIZA, Greece's dominant opposition party and anticipated next government, who will discuss the challenges facing Greece and the euro zone and SYRIZA's plans for reform.

 

Paul Samuelson and the History of Economics

    Paul Samuelson is well-known to have been a compulsive citer and for having a particular Whig program for the history of economics. Until late in his career he kept writing on "old economists" like Cassel, Böhm-Bawerk, and Ricardo, for example (for instance, see his co-authored article on Ricardo published in HOPE in 2006) . Read more