Mittwoch, 20. Februar 2013

Technologischer Fortschritt in VWL

D. Hamermesh schreibt auf voxeu über abnehmenden technologischen Wandel in VWL und warum dies seiner Meinung nach den älteren Forschern zugutekommt.
"What has changed? I believe the answer lies in the changing nature of technology in the profession, a slowdown in the expansion of the technological frontier. The training in a top-notch PhD programme today is not that qualitatively different from what I received in the late 1960s (I was born in 1943); my training then would in every respect have been unintelligible to an economist trained in the early 1920s. In some fields the slowdown in technology is obvious. In my own field of labour economics, for example, there has, if anything, been technological regress."
Mag stimmen, obwohl ich glaube, dass sich zumindest in Makro methodisch viel getan hat (ohne zu bewerten, ob dieser methodische Wandel viel wirklichen Erkenntnisgewinn gebracht hat). 


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