Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Moniacal Economist

"In 1958, A. W. H. Phillips published in Economica what was to become one of the most widely cited articles ever written in economics. To mark the 50th anniversary of the paper, the New Zealand Association of Economists and the Econometric Society hosted the conference “Markets and Models: Policy Frontiers in the A. W. H. Phillips Tradition” in July 2008."
(Economica, 2011, Vol 78, p.1)

The January  issue of the journal Economica this year was devoted to papers from the A. W. H. 50th Anniversary Symposium, in honour of the New Zealander, A. W. H. ("Bill") Phillips, well-known to economists for his development of the so-called "Phillips Curve". I strongly recommend this issue of the journal.