Social Engineers Changing the World

Tinbergen and Frisch’s Framing of Economics

Authors

  • Mariana Mortágua Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Francisco Louçã Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v15i2.657

Abstract

As part of a book symposium on Erwin Dekker's Jan Tinbergen (1903–1994) and the Rise of Economic Expertise (2021), Mariana Mortágua and Francisco Louçã reflect on the context of Tinbergen’s evolution and, more specifically, his change(s) of focus on how to engineer social progress compared to that of the closest of his colleagues, Ragnar Frisch.

Author Biographies

Mariana Mortágua, Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Mariana Mortágua is a Visiting Professor of Economics at Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She recently published a book on financial fraud, O Sonho do Alquimista (Tinta da China, 2022), and a handbook of political economy and macroeconomics, Manual de Economia Política (Bertrand, 2021; with Francisco Louçã).

Francisco Louçã, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Francisco Louçã is a Full Professor of Economics at ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa, and a member of UECE/REM - Instituto Superior Economia e Gestão (his research is financially supported by FCT, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal; this article is part of the Strategic Project UIDB/05069/2020). He recently published a book on shadow finance, Shadow Networks (Oxford University Press, 2018; with Michael Ash).

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Published

2022-12-09

How to Cite

Mortágua, M., & Louçã, F. (2022). Social Engineers Changing the World: Tinbergen and Frisch’s Framing of Economics. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 15(2), aa–aa. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v15i2.657