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2019-06-04 | Peer Reviewed

Visualizations in Economics

Carriazo, Fernando and Jorge H García. 2018. “Visualizations in Economics.” Leonardo 51:2: 185-186.
Download reference Doi:10.1162/LEON_a_01523

Visual artists and graphic designers have rarely communicated with economists. Yet much of applied economics involves comparisons of states of the world that ought to be imagined. Through a simple case study, we discuss methods used in economics to value individual preferences over the environment, and the use of visualizations in these exercises. We pinpoint that it is time for economists to start a constructive dialogue with artists in general and visual artists in particular.