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The contributing economists represent a wide range of endeavors in economics such as research, education, law, and journalism, and include Francine D. Blau, David Colander, William Darity, Jr., Avinash Dixit, Benjamin M. Friedman, Claudia Goldin, David M. Gordon, Elhanan Helpman, Paul Krugman, William M. Landes, N. Gregory Mankiw, Deirdre N. McCloskey, Rachel McCulloch, Philip Mirowski, Roger B. Myerson, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Richard Schmalensee, Hal R. Varian, David Warsh, and Gavin Wright. Michael Szenberg provides an introduction.
Passion and Craft provides a fascinating glimpse into the minds and lives of some of the most interesting economists of our time. It will be inspiring reading for economists as well as all other social scientists, students considering a career in economics, and anyone interested in how great minds work.
"Passion and Craft is a worthy sequel to Eminent Economists. It should be of greatest interest to young scholars who want to know what it is like to 'do economics' and to senior economists who will learn how things have changed (or have they?)." --Victor R. Fuchs, Stanford University
Michael Szenberg is Director, Center for Applied Research, and Professor of Economics, Lubin School of Business, Pace University. He also serves as editor of The American Economist.
|On Becoming and Being an Economist||20|
|Confessions of an Economic Gadfly||39|
|Why I Work||57|
|My System of Work (Not!)||69|
|Principles of Economics||82|
|The Economist as Detective||98|
|Politics and Precision: Pursuing Economics outside the Mainstream||113|
|How I Work||143|
|The Art of Law and Economics: An Autobiographical Essay||155|
|My Rules of Thumb||176|
|Duty and Creativity in Economic Scholarship||187|
|Assembling the Puzzle Pieces||199|
|Confessions of an Aging Enfant Terrible||213|
|Working on Game Theory: A Personal Perspective||227|
|Work, Family, and Odd Topics: On Being a Female Economist||234|
|Ways I Have Worked||243|
|How to Build an Economic Model in Your Spare Time||256|
|Knowing vs. Proving: Working as an Economic Journalist||272|
|How and Why I Work on Economic History||283|