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Bradford Tuckfield's Blog – August 2016 Archive (1)

Progress in Economics

There's plenty of disagreement about the value of economics research. Skeptics say that economists have predicted eight of the last five recessions, or zero of them. Economists and their fans point to supposed economic achievements such as stable, low inflation and (often) steady growth. In this blog post I'll use simple data science techniques to attempt to measure progress in economics research.

There are many potential ways to measure progress in research. For example,…


Added by Bradford Tuckfield on August 30, 2016 at 3:05pm — 4 Comments

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