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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Computer Science Applications