Newsletter Online July 2013

Issue no.162

Corresponds to RES Newsletter (Print Version) no.162, July 2013

In this issue:

Features

The rediscovery of Classical economics
In recent issues the Newsletter has published a number of articles on what passes for ‘good’ economics and what students should be taught, in the light of the recent crisis. In this article, David Simpson makes a case for replacing ‘equilibrium economics’ with a more classically focused approach.

RES Annual Conference 2013 - Conference Report
The Society’s Annual Conference took place this year at Royal Holloway, University of London, from 3rd - 5th April. This report was compiled by Richard Davies of the Economist.

The RES Women’s Committee Survey 2013
This report on the recent survey was prepared by Karen Mumford.

Degree Class Matters
A new study by Andy Feng and Georg Graetz, research students at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, finds that university degree classification matters for
initial job outcomes

Quantitative Easing and the Quantity Theory of Credit
While the effects of QE continue to be debated, Richard Werner explains the origin of the term (and some misconceptions surrounding it).

Comments and correspondence


Letter from Germany - From ‘Sick Man of Europe’ to ‘Reluctant Hegemon’: Germany 1993-2013
In what is sadly his last Letter from Germany Ray Rees reports on the dramatic transformation of its economy following unification.

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