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From the PublisherInside the Economist's Mind is a very rare thing—aneconomic page-turner. The personalities behind the frontiers ofeconomic research make for compelling reading. I cannot recommendit highly enough.
Stephen Kinsella, University of Limerick
"A wonderful collection of personal and professional insights byEconomics' leading intellectuals. Each one is worth reading."
Professor Mark Watson, Princeton University
"In candid interviews, these great economists prove to befabulous storytellers of their lives and times. Unendingly grippingfor insiders, this book should also help non-specialists understandhow economists think."
Julio Rotemberg, Harvard University Business School
"The interviews in this volume are unique intellectual documentsin the history of economic thought, economic policy, and biography.Scholars will value them as primary sources. Readers with only apassing interest in economics will be delighted by theirentertaining insights into the minds and lives of these greatthinkers. This is one of the most valuable projects in academiceconomic publishing for a long time, and we should all be gratefulto the journal, Macroeconomic Dynamics, for collecting thesearchival treasures over a number of years."
Professor Douglas Gale, New York University
"Economics has made swift progress in the past fewdecades and its role in policy-making has radically increased. Theinterviews of many of the most prominent researchers andpolicy-makers offer a unique insider view of these developments.This book is fascinating reading to anyone interested incontemporary economics and its role in modern societies."
Seppo Honkapohja, University of Cambridge
"Economics used to be called the 'dismal science'. It will beimpossible for anybody to hold that view anymore after readingthese interviews. This is science with flesh and blood, and a lotof fascinating stories that you will find nowhere else."
Dr. Jean-Pascal Bénassy, Paris-Jourdan SciencesÉconomiques (PSE) and Centre pour la Recherche Economique etses Applications
"This book provides a rare and intriguing view of the personaland professional lives of leading economists, and the circumstancesthat facilitated their creative breathroughs. It is like ABeautiful Mind, scaled by a factor of 16 [the number of interviewsin the book]."
Professor Lee Ohanian, UCLA
"Histories of economic analysis abound, but if you want aninsider view of how economics has been developing in the lastdecades, this is the (only) book for you."
Giancarlo Gandolfo, University of Rome
"Here we see the human side of path-breaking research, thepersonalities and pitfalls, the drama behind the science."
Professor Francis X. Diebold, University ofPennsylvania
"These 25-page conversations quickly hone in on what makes theseleading economists from the academic world and public policycorridors tick, and how they—and the profession itself—evolved inresearch and thinking." CHOICE