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Understanding Economic Models (Course)

Understanding Economic Models (Course)

Course code: FILM-353, Understanding Economic Models, 5 cr, University of Helsinki Syllabus (from 2016 fall–to be revised) This is a course that will improve your understanding of economics, and broaden your horizon concerning what economists do. We will present you the necessary tools and tricks to tackle very difficult questions concerning the status of economics as a science. The course will cover many exemplary models and their use in theory and policy in order to improve your understanding of economics….

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Using and Abusing Models in Economics: A Review of Rodrik’s Economics Rules

Using and Abusing Models in Economics: A Review of Rodrik’s Economics Rules

“There is much to criticize in economics, but there is also much to appreciate” Dani Rodrik (in Economics Rules, p. ix) Dani Rodrik’s new book Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science will be available soon. Here is an early quick review of the book. If you do not have much time, here is the main message of this review: Economics Rules is an excellent book; a must read for economists, philosophers of economics, and policy makers, and…

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HET Summer School in Ankara

HET Summer School in Ankara

The Summer School on History of Economic Thought, Economic Philosophy and Economic History was established in 1998 with the following aims: To provide a thematic and specialized formation to PhD students in these fields of study; To guarantee the diffusion and scientific assessment of their work; To provide new approaches and enhance knowledge in contemporary economic analysis; To introduce PhD students to trans-disciplinary perspectives in the social sciences. In line with this general approach, the Summer School is organized as follows: Workshops…

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