This blogpost from Marginal Revolution. Money quote:
Equally, economics is not the only social science engaged in this race: our friends in political science and sociology use similar tools; computer scientists are grappling with “big data” and machine learning; and statisticians are developing new tools. Whichever field adapts best will win. I think it will be economics.
Does there really have to be a disciplinary winner (and looser)? Computational social science is cross-cutting in facilitating progress. In the same way that bioinformatics changed life sciences….