Paul R Krugman
|描述：||ix, 117 p. ; 21 cm.|
|叢書名：||Ohlin lectures, 6.|
Paul Krugman argues that the unwillingness of mainstream economists to think about what they could not formalize led them to ignore ideas that turn out, in retrospect, to have been very good ones. Krugman examines the course of economic geography and development theory to shed light on the nature of economic inquiry. He traces how development theory lost its huge initial influence and virtually disappeared from economic discourse after it became clear that many of the theory's main insights could not be clearly modeled. Economic geography seems to have fared even worse, as economists shied away from grappling with questions about space - such as the size, location, or even existence of cities - because the "terrain was seen as unsuitable for the tools at hand." Krugman's book, however, is not a call to abandon economic modeling. He concludes with a reminder of why insisting on the use of models may be right, even when these sometimes lead economists to overlook good ideas.
- Development economics -- History.
- Economic geography -- History.
- Geografía económica -- Historia.
- Économie du développement -- Histoire.
- Géographie économique -- Histoire.
- Economische geografie.
- Développement économique -- Histoire.
- Relations économiques internationales.
- Géographie économique.
- Économie du développement.
- Economic planning