Inside the Economist's Mind: Conversations with Eminent Economists / Edition 1

Inside the Economist's Mind: Conversations with Eminent Economists / Edition 1

by Paul A. Samuelson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405157151

ISBN-13: 9781405157155

Pub. Date: 01/01/2007

Publisher: Wiley

By focusing on the human side as well as the intellectual dimensions of how economists work and think, this collection of interviews with top economists of the twentieth century becomes a startling and lively introduction to the modern world of macroeconomics.

Acclaim for Inside the Economist’s Mind

"In candid interviews, these great economists

Overview

By focusing on the human side as well as the intellectual dimensions of how economists work and think, this collection of interviews with top economists of the twentieth century becomes a startling and lively introduction to the modern world of macroeconomics.

Acclaim for Inside the Economist’s Mind

"In candid interviews, these great economists prove to be fabulous story tellers of their lives and times. Unendingly gripping for insiders, this book should also help non-specialists understand how economists think."
Professor Julio Rotemberg, Harvard University Business School, and Editor, Review of Economics and Statistics.

"Economics used to be called the 'dismal science'. It will be impossible for anybody to hold that view anymore.... This is science with flesh and blood, and a lot of fascinating stories that you will find nowhere else."
Dr. Jean-Pascal Bénassy, Paris-Jourdan Sciences Économiques, Paris, France

"This book provides a rare and intriguing view of the personal and professional lives of leading economists.... It is like A Beautiful Mind, scaled by a factor of 16 [the number of interviews in the book]."
Professor Lee Ohanian, University of California at Los Angeles

"... if you want an insider view of how economics has been developing in the last decades, this is the (only) book for you."
Professor Giancarlo Gandolfo, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza,’ Rome

"Here we see the HUMAN side of path-breaking research, the personalities and pitfalls, the DRAMA behind the science."
Professor Francis X. Diebold, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405157155
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents


About the Editors     vii
Coeditor's Foreword: Reflections on How Biographies of Individual Scholars Can Relate to a Science's Biography   Paul A. Samuelson     viii
Coeditor's Preface: An Overview of the Objectives and Contents of the Volume   William A. Barnett     xi
History of Thought Introduction: Economists Talking with Economists, An Historian's Perspective   E. Roy Weintraub     1
The Interviews
An Interview with Wassily Leontief   Duncan K. Foley     15
An Interview with David Cass   Stephen E. Spear   Randall Wright     32
An Interview with Robert E. Lucas, Jr.   Bennett T. McCallum     57
An Interview with Janos Kornai   Olivier Blanchard     67
An Interview with Franco Modigliani   William A. Barnett   Robert Solow     85
An Interview with Milton Friedman   John B. Taylor     110
An Interview with Paul A. Samuelson   William A. Barnett     143
An Interview with Paul A. Volcker   Perry Mehrling     165
An Interview with Martin Feldstein   James M. Poterba     192
An Interview with Christopher A. Sims   Lars Peter Hansen     209
An Interview with Robert J. Shiller   John Y. Campbell     228
An Interview with Stanley Fischer   Olivier Blanchard     261
An Interview with Jacques Dreze   Pierre Dehez   Omar Licandro     278
An Interview with Thomas J. Sargent   George W. Evans   Seppo Honkapohja     307
An Interview with Robert Aumann   Sergiu Hart     327
Conversations with James Tobin and Robert J. Shiller on the "Yale Tradition" in Macroeconomics   David Colander     392

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