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Interview with Kenneth Arrow


  • Dubra, Juan


Arrow argues that the biggest failures of economic theory are: our failure to explain the business cycle; the missing explanations for the size of fluctuations of prices; our failure to explain the causes of growth and of the spread of innovation. He then discusses several of the existing alternatives to the rational expectations paradigm. He tells the story of his dissertation, and how Koopmans wanted to decline his Nobel Prize.Finally, he discusses health care reform, and malaria in Africa.

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  • Dubra, Juan, 2005. "Interview with Kenneth Arrow," MPRA Paper 967, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:967

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    Health Care; Business Cycles; Fluctuations;

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    • D00 - Microeconomics - - General - - - General
    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General

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