HKS Affiliated Authors

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy


Economists vs. Economics. Dani Rodrik, September 10, 2015, Opinion. "Ever since the late nineteenth century, when economics, increasingly embracing mathematics and statistics, developed scientific pretensions, its practitioners have been accused of a variety of sins. The charges – including hubris, neglect of social goals beyond incomes, excessive attention to formal techniques, and failure to predict major economic developments such as financial crises – have usually come from outsiders, or from a heterodox fringe. But lately it seems that even the field’s leaders are unhappy. Paul Krugman, a Nobel laureate who also writes..." Link