Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Keynes, Economics and Econometrics

Perhaps one of the biggest names in economics is Keynes; even those who have no knowledge of economics have heard of this chap Keynes. His work appears to float in and out of flavour, with a resurgence in 2008, but a fall back in 2009 on as we've headed towards the economics of austerity. Much is said and mis-said about Keynes, and one thing often presented is that he was anti-econometrics. There's a really good blog written by some econometrics lecturers in Canada which has a post on Keynes and his contributions to econometrics - it's well worth a read if you're interested in how the disciplines of economics and econometrics have developed.