Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149727
Authors: 
Backhouse, Roger E.
Cherrier, Beatrice
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CHOPE Working Paper 2014-15
Abstract: 
Abstract: This paper conjectures that economics has changed profoundly since the 1970s and that these changes involve a new understanding of the relationship between theoretical and applied work. Drawing on an analysis of John Bates Clark medal winners, it is suggested that the discipline became more applied, applied work be ing accorded a higher st atus in relation to pure theory than was previously the case. Discussing new types of applied work, the changing context of applied work, and new sites for applied work, the paper outlines a research agenda that will test the conjecture that there has been a changed understanding of the nature of applied work and hence of economics itself.
Subjects: 
Applied economics
theory
Clark Medal
JEL codes
core
policy
computation
data
econometrics
JEL: 
A10
B20
B40
C00
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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