Narrative Economics - Further Work

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Proposal Description:

I want to develop my presidential address before the American Economic Association, which was entitled “Narrative Economics” and published in the American Economic Review in the April 2017 issue, into a followup that is more comprehensive, maybe ultimately into a book. The working paper version of the presidential address can be found here: http://cowles.yale.edu/cfdp-2069.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

Student will probably spend most time doing historical research, using programs like Google Ngrams, Google trends, JSTOR, Lexis-Nexis, etc., and some statistical analysis of results. Also, reading and commenting on a broad literature related to narratives that goes beyond economics, into other social sciences.

Award:: 
Lewis Ho '18
Michael Zanger-Tishler '18
Project Type: 
Tobin RA