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.

For empirical econ wonks - The Dismal Science

Sep 22, 2012

From Econ Journal Watch: Volume 9, Issue 3, September 2012. Ziliak and McCloskey’s Criticisms of Significance Tests: An Assessment by Thomas Mayer. The abstract reads: Stephen Ziliak and D. N. McCloskey have sharply criticized the prevailing use of...

QED: QE3 - The Dismal Science

Sep 19, 2012

This is the title of a new column at VoxEU.org by Marco Annunziata. Annunziata argues that the U.S. Fed's announcement of a third round of quantitative easing is unlikely to work. Investment and hiring are held back by huge uncertainty over the long-te...

What do economists really think? - The Dismal Science

Sep 11, 2012

In a new paper Daniel B. Klein gives us an answer. His paper is The Forsaken-Liberty Syndrome: Looking at Published Judgments to Say Whether Economists Reach a Conclusion. The abstract reads, Do economists reach a conclusion on a given policy issue? O...