星期二, 8月 07, 2007

讀書手札: Sims (1996) and Lucas (2005)

Empirical macroeconomists are engaged in several promising lines of work...All the lines of work...are potentially useful, and the lines of work show some tendency to converge. We would be better off if we spent more time in reading each other's work and less in thinking up grand excuses for ignoring it.

Christopher A. Sims (1996, JEP)


...just thinking about people as people and then trying to account for their behavior in terms of how they are responding to their environment, that this is it for economics.

Robert E. Lucas Jr. (History of Political Economy)