The myopia of modern-day economics programs leave many graduate students simply regurgitating matematical formulas and unaltered economic theories. Analytical thinking is marginalized and the incorporation of materials from other social sciences is frowned down upon. Unfortunately, “thinking outside the box” often provides the answers to many unresolved questions. A more well-rounded economist will not dilute their expertise or qualifications, but rather enhance their utility both in academia and in real life.
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