Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quotation of the day

"Let me be absolutely clear that I am not saying that macroeconomics has nothing to learn from the financial crisis. What I am saying is that when those lessons have been learnt, the basics of the macroeconomics we teach will still be there."

- Simon Wren-Lewis

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your quote of the day. However...

    Did you have any comment on Simon Wren-Lewis's post on orthodox economics and heterodox economics? If you haven't seen it, here it is.

    Unlearningecon made a response to it.

    And in my opinion, Dr. Michael Emmett Brady makes an important point regarding the mathematical competency of heterodox economics. More often than not, they tend to be opposed to the role of mathematics, and tend to be poor mathematicians - or to put it bluntly as Dr. Brady has, "mathematically illiterate". Then again, most mainstream economists' mathematical competency isn't as good as any professional mathematicians.

    Keynes, Mandelbrot, and Taleb were right regarding the use of mathematics - it can be a powerful tool when the assumptions are "properly defined, carefully applied, and empirically checked".


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