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Monday
Mar062017

RS 179 - Dani Rodrik on “Is economics more art or science?”

Release date: March 5th, 2017

Dani Rodrik

This episode features Harvard economist Dani Rodrik, talking about the epistemology of economics: Are there any general "laws" of economics that we can be really confident in? Do economists discard models if the data doesn't support them? And why do economists disagree with each other?

Dani's Pick: "The Great Transformation" by Karl Polanyi

Edited by Brent Silk

Music by Miracles of Modern Science

 

Full Transcripts 

Reader Comments (3)

Thanks for the informative podcast. Maybe your sponsor would be willing to pay for a link on the page here as well? Also I appreciate having the speaker's pick listed, but what about a link to his latest book?
March 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMark Dwyer
I enjoyed this episode as well, and found the epistemology discussion quite interesting. Well done, all involved :-)

Regards,

John
March 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Michael Zorko
why not think of economics as engineering rather than science?
https://rwer.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/your-model-is-consistent-so-what/
March 27, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdmf

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