Monday, October 13, 2008

I am happy for Paul Krugman on winning the Nobel. Here is a little bit of a writeup on how he works (little bit of philosophy thrown in)...
Simplify, simplify: Fortunately, there is a strategy that does double duty: it both helps you keep control of your own insights, and makes those insights accessible to others. The strategy is: always try to express your ideas in the simplest possible model. The act of stripping down to this minimalist model will force you to get to the essence of what you are trying to say (and will also make obvious to you those situations in which you actually have nothing to say). And this minimalist model will then be easy to explain to other economists as well.

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