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Bryan Cheang, using the examples of Singapore and Hong Kong, writes about the importance of contextual knowledge and comparative analysis when assessing national economic performance.
Pavel Kuchar and Erwin Dekker argue that economists should give up privileging one particular type of knowledge — scientific and general — over all other types of economic knowledge. An economics without the epistemological break has important contributions to make to public discussions about the economy, economic policy, and economics education.
Erik Nordman discusses his new book, which details the intellectual legacy of Elinor Ostrom and her contributions to the management of natural resources.
Please join us this autumn for our Zoom Seminar series featuring Ian Shapiro (Yale), Jeffrey Friedman (Berkeley), James C. Scott (Yale), Melani Cammett (Harvard), Cristina Bicchieri (Penn) and Barak Richman (Duke). Check out the full schedule here and be sure to register. All lectures will be recorded and shared afterward.
What Elinor Ostrom Can Tell Us About Housing and Land Use Governance The UK and many other Western countries have …
It is easy to reduce the experience of this pandemic to a story about top-level decision-making, interactions on the international stage, and the ballooning of state power. But to do so is to miss the other half of the story. For distancing and self-isolation policies to work, they have had to be enacted and reinforced at the scale of neighbourhoods – or even households.
Could UBI be a partial solution to the financial problems introduced by the novel coronavirus? Otto Lehto argues that we should implement UBI as a permanent reform of the welfare system rather than as a temporary emergency measure with a sunset clause.
Sophia Ostler takes us into her fieldwork research on the governance of the Colombian drug trade, illuminating the role of extra-legal governance in supporting the trade, the importance of women in the coca-leaf economy, and the bountiful insights that qualitative research brings to economics.