Paul Lachine

普罗大众的经济学

发自纽黑文——我们正置身于一场通俗经济学的大潮之中:一切关于经济学的书籍、文章,博客和演讲无不受到普罗大众的热烈追捧。

在最近召开的美国经济学会丹佛年会中,笔者恰好参与了一场关于该现象的小组讨论。而小组成员们都意识到了某种矛盾现象:通俗经济学的兴起恰恰是与人们对专业经济学家的不信任同时出现的,因为绝大多数经济学家都未能预见(甚至仅仅是警觉)这场自大萧条以来最大规模的经济危机。

既然如此,大众又为何大肆购买由专业经济学家撰写的书籍呢?

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