Comments on economic models, economics, and economists

Remarks on economics rules by dani rodrik

Ariel Rubinstein

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    This essay reviews Dani Rodrik's superb book Economics Rules and argues that it can serve as an ideal platform for discussing what economists can and should accomplish. The essay comments on some of the major issues in contemporary economics examined in the book: whether economics is a science, the meaning of economic models, the nature of "facts" in economics, and others. It also touches on issues that the book overlooks, such as the sociology of the profession, the teaching curriculum in economics, and the dismal situation of publishing in economics. ( JEL A11, B40, C50).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)162-172
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Economic Literature
    Volume55
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

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    In: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 55, No. 1, 01.03.2017, p. 162-172.

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