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Social Science Research and Policy: "History Matters"

  • Wed, May 30 2007
    • Claudia Goldin

  On April 29th, 2007, the AAPSS inducted the Fellows of 2007. The following are excerpts from recipient Claudia Goldin's remarks.   I do not know the impact my work has had on public discourse. But I do know the impact I would like it to have had. Researchers and policy makers, as well as those who vote and take part in policy discourse, must be made aware that history matters. History is not something that simply happened; the past is not just what occurred long ago. Rather, history is constantly discovered and reinterpreted in light…

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