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Cause & effect in empirical macroeconomics, a Nobel Prize-winning subject

20 October 2011

FEB macroeconomist Dr Jan Jacobs, a colleague of Nobel Laureates Sargent & Sims, blogs about the game played by economists to predict the prizewinners, the peerlessness of the of the Nobel Committee and incorporating the work of the winners in his own research. ‘What a coincidence that research into cause and effect in empirical macroeconomics won a prize in the same week that physicists discovered that time could possibly run backwards!’

► Read the whole of Jan Jacobs’s blog (in Dutch) on FEBlog.

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