Key Outstanding Questions in Social Sciences

4 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2011  

Nicholas Bloom

Stanford University - Department of Economics; London School of Economics - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: September 15, 2010

Abstract

This short piece outlines some of the topics I see as part of the “Grand Challenges” for the social sciences over the next 10-20 years. I have focused on three areas where I see the policy agenda being particularly constrained by the lack of high-quality research.

Suggested Citation

Bloom, Nicholas, Key Outstanding Questions in Social Sciences (September 15, 2010). American Economic Association, Ten Years and Beyond: Economists Answer NSF's Call for Long-Term Research Agendas. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1888520 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1888520

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