Why are economists letting down the world on climate change?

Andrew Oswald and Nicholas Stern in this voxeu piece argue that climate/environment barely feature in economics:

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We suspect that modern economics is stuck in a kind of Nash equilibrium.  Academic economists are obsessed with publishing per se and with pleasing potential referees.  The reason there are few economists who write climate change articles, we think, is because other economists do not write climate change articles. 

Attack on econs from all possible fronts..

2 Responses to “Why are economists letting down the world on climate change?”

  1. Jim Rose Says:

    The paper uses a search engine that is a meta-search engine rather than the search engines at each of the journals they used.

    Their search engine found zero publications mentioning the word climate change while the search engine at the quarterly Journal of economics returns 190 hits.

  2. Oleg Komlik Says:

    well, their piece starts well and presents interesting data, but it slightly looses it towards the end with this dull explanation “The reason there are few economists who write climate change articles, we think, is because other economists do not write climate change articles.” There is much more to say about it….

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