The compositor has sent the “final” version of Making Economics More Useful: How Technological Eclecticism Could Help (though the official publication in Applied Economics wont be till July or August.)
I nearly emptied my research budget to make it completely open source so feel free to download, pass around, republish, excerpt or whatever.
Its a huge relief after a dozen or so summary “desk rejects”. One editor suggested I was “insulting economists.” (I don’t: but it might be an expiation for my careless years at the Indian Institute of Technology).
Ultimately I found a brave editor at Applied Economics and an exceptional referee who asked for a significant rewrite — and pushed me to make bolder, broader claims, instead of the customary niggling and narrowing.
Whew! And Happy New Year!