Economists failed to forecast the Great Recession. They disagree on the minimum wage, the workings of financial markets, and the determinants of growth. One might suspect that whoever first paired the words “social” and “science” suffered a delusion of rigor. Associate Professor of Economics Caitlin Myers will acknowledge and address these criticisms, arguing that “social science” is not a myth. She will illustrate her arguments with a variety of examples, and focus particularly on innovative work being done by Middlebury faculty and students.
Following the talk guests are invited to attend a reception in Axinn’s Abernethy room.
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