It is necessary for economists to develop the skill to think within the alternative frameworks, as well as to question the coherence and the evidence marshalled for the different perspective. This is our challenge.Read it at Coordination Problem
Is It True that Economists Often Mistake Beauty for Truth?
By Peter Boettke
Two weeks ago I had the privilege to experience a class on advanced Austrian economics taught by Dr. Boettke. This quote highlights a primary reason for my excitement in the opportunity to witness his classroom environment. Needless to say, the experience did not disappoint as students were clearly free to engage and question the perspectives of each other, as well as Dr. Boettke. Feeling encouraged and at home in this type of environment, I was officially convinced to pursue my PhD in Economics at George Mason University. I fully accept and look forward to the challenge of understanding an array of frameworks, while always remaining open to questions about the merits of different views.