Key papers at economic conference

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15 Jan 2011

Although most of the hundreds of papers presented at last week’s American Economics Association annual meeting are unlikely to interest non-specialists there are some exceptions. These include those in the sessions on economics as a moral science (with papers by Anthony Atkinson, Benjamin Friedman and Robert Shiller), what’s wrong (and right) with economics (including contributions by Brad DeLong, Tyler Cowen and James Galbraith), currencies and the international monetary system (including Martin Feldstein and Ronald McKinnon), the session on Beyond GDP (including Richard Easterlin and Robert H Frank), and the session on industrial policy (including Yifu Lin).