Paul Walker

Dr Paul Walker is an economist at University of Canterbury. He has expertise in microeconomics, institutional economics and industrial Organization. He blogs for The Dismal Science.

Measuring the knowledge economy - The Dismal Science

Jan 22, 2013

The problem noted in the previous post on how to measure productivity in the internet age is just one example of the problems with measuring most aspects of the economy in the, so-called, knowledge economy. This is a problem that I have written a litt...

Nine facts about top journals in economics - The Dismal Science

Jan 22, 2013

These nine facts will not be of any concern to most of you, but they will be very important for a small subset of you. So those in the subset take note. 'Publish or perish' has been the rule in academic economics since forever, but there is a widespre...

More blatant self promotion - The Dismal Science

Jan 21, 2013

I have made a few changes to my paper "The Past and Present of the Theory of the Firm". The new version is available at SSRN The abstract reads: In this survey we give a short overview of the way in which the theory of the firm has been formulated w...

The decline of British industry - The Dismal Science

Jan 01, 2013

That the British car industry is not what it once was is obvious but you are left asking why it has collapsed so dramatically. Part of the answer may be found in the attitudes of the managers of British companies post World War two. In a short set of n...

EconTalk this week - The Dismal Science

Dec 17, 2012

Don Boudreaux of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the work of F. A. Hayek, particularly his writings on philosophy and political economy. Boudreaux provides an audio annotated bibliography of Hayek's most important bo...