How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?

See also:

Paul Krugman, “How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?” New York Times, September 2, 2009,

Richard Alford, “Why Economists Have No Shame – Undue Confidence, False Precision, Risk and Monetary Policy,” Naked Capitalism, July 19, 2012,

Jennifer Schuessler, “In History Departments, It’s Up With Capitalism,” New York Times, April 6, 2013,

Paul Krugman, “The Excel Depression,” New York Times, April 18, 2013,

Lynn Stuart Parramore, “Meet the 28-year-old Student Who Exposed Two Harvard Professors Whose Shoddy Research Drove Global Austerity,” Alternet, April 18, 2013,

Robert Kuttner, “Austerity never works: Deficit hawks are amoral — and wrong,” Salon, May 5, 2013,

David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu, “Paul Krugman’s right: Austerity kills,” Salon, May 19, 2013,

John Quiggin, “Austerity Has Been Tested, and It Failed,” Chronicle of Higher Education, May 20, 2013,

David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu, “How Austerity Kills,” New York Times, May 12, 2013,

Hites Ahir and Prakash Loungani, “‘There will be growth in the spring’: How well do economists predict turning points?” VoxEU, April 14, 2014,

Ha-Joon Chang and Jonathan Aldred, “After the crash, we need a revolution in the way we teach economics,” Guardian, May 10, 2014,

Barry Eichengreen, “Economists, Remove Your Blinders,” Chronicle of Higher Education, January 12, 2015,

Mark Thoma, “Restoring the Public’s Trust in Economists,” Fiscal Times, May 19, 2015,

Robert B. Reich, “Economics Is Too Important to Be Left to Economists,” Chronicle of Higher Education, September 23, 2015,

Amir Fleischmann, “The Myth of the Fiscal Conservative,” Jacobin, March 5, 2017,

Robert J. Samuelson, “It’s time we tear up our economics textbooks and start over,” Washington Post, June 23, 2019,

Thomas Piketty, Jeffrey Sachs, Heiner Flassbeck, Dani Rodrik and Simon Wren-Lewis, “Austerity Has Failed: An Open Letter From Thomas Piketty to Angela Merkel,” Nation, July 6, 2015,

David Harrison, “For Decoding Labor Market, Unemployment Rate May Not Do the Job,” Wall Street Journal, July 14, 2019,

Andrew Simms, “Economics is a failing discipline doing great harm – so let’s rethink it,” Guardian, August 3, 2019,

Jason Hickel, “Progress and its discontents,” New Internationalist, August 7, 2019,

Aaron Blake, “Maybe it’s time for Larry Kudlow to stop making predictions,” Washington Post, August 19, 2019,

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, “Economists Are Bad At Predicting Recessions,” FiveThirtyEight, August 21, 2019,

Binyamin Appelbaum, “Blame Economists for the Mess We’re In,” New York Times, August 24, 2019,

Heather Long, “The world’s top economists just made the case for why we still need English majors,” Washington Post, October 19, 2019,

Richard Denniss, “If economics is a science, why isn’t it being more helpful?” Guardian, October 29, 2019,

Michelle Nijhuis, “The miracle of the commons,” Aeon, May 4, 2021,

Diane Coyle, “What Critics of Economics Get Wrong,” Chronicle of Higher Education, October 5, 2021,

Nick Romeo, “Is It Time for a New Economics Curriculum?” New Yorker, October 8, 2021,

George Monbiot, “Fire Front,” October 11, 2021,

Paul Krugman, “Doing Economics as if Evidence Matters,” New York Times, October 11, 2021,

Eric Levitz, “Neoliberalism Died of COVID. Long Live Neoliberalism!” Review of Shutdown, by Adam Tooze, New York, October 14, 2021,

Robert D. Atkinson, “Urban myths about economics have taken root — and the cost is high,” Washington Post, October 18, 2021,

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