PUP Director Peter Dougherty comments on Diane Coyle’s Defense of Economics

Economist and PUP author Diane Coyle has penned a piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s The Chronicle Review in which she provides a powerful defense of economics–and then some.  In “Economics is on the Verge of a Golden Age,” published this week, Coyle goes beyond the questions swirling about the role of economists in anticipating the current crisis to explain how economists of the current generation have transformed the field into a broader, richer, livelier, more policy-relevant discipline.  The second edition of Coyle’s widely admired book, The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do, and Why It Matters, is now available from PUP. Check out Diane’s daily blog Enlightenment Economics.