Some Compelling Broad-Gauged Research Agendas in Economics

2 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2011  

R. Glenn Hubbard

Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Since the financial crisis, many political leaders (and indeed social scientists in universities) have called for putting economics in its place and redirecting support to other disciplines. The concerns are that economists are too axiomatic, too doctrinaire, and too unwilling to learn from other disciplines. But this is actually the time to increase support for broad-gauged economic research substantially in my view. And there are scholars and agendas that could benefit from and quickly deliver results from this support.

Suggested Citation

Hubbard, Robert Glenn, Some Compelling Broad-Gauged Research Agendas in Economics (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=1889279 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1889279

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