Monday, March 24, 2014
Arrogant physicists -- they think economics is easy?
Economist Chris House wonders why so many physicists are drawn to economics. It's a fair question, and I suppose it must seem strange -- perhaps irritating -- to see people interloping from a foreign field, fully convinced that they'll be able to help out even without formal economics training. Chris thinks the physicists often believe, mistakenly, that they're mathematically superior to economists, and so might be able to sort out some big problems quite easily.
I don't think that's the reason. If anyone does think that, then they're being quite silly. Here's why I think physicists are drawn to economics, over at Medium.com.
Posted by Mark Buchanan at 5:08 PM