Reflections of Eminent Economists

Reflections of Eminent Economists

by Michael Szenberg, Lall Ramrattan
     
 

Szenberg (economics, Pace U.) and Ramrattan (U. of California) present a collection of 26 intellectual autobiographical essays by a group of academic economists. A number of the essays are simply titled "My Life Philosophy" (suggesting that they are responding to an editorial query or cue); the essays discuss how events of their lives influenced their scholarly work.… See more details below

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Szenberg (economics, Pace U.) and Ramrattan (U. of California) present a collection of 26 intellectual autobiographical essays by a group of academic economists. A number of the essays are simply titled "My Life Philosophy" (suggesting that they are responding to an editorial query or cue); the essays discuss how events of their lives influenced their scholarly work. Contributors are mainly American; however a handful of Europeans and one Japanese scholar are included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843766285
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
1My life philosophy8
2My life philosophy26
3Thinking about economics38
4Pushing for a more humane society63
5Not only an economist - autobiographical reflections of a historian of economic thought71
6Instead of a philosophy of life95
7Sex and the Ivy League108
8The story of a reluctant economist144
9My life and economics161
10Education and its consequences : my philosophy of life178
11A roundabout approach to macroeconomics : some autobiographical reflections190
12My life philosophy213
13Reflections of a policy economist223
14My life philosophy237
15Political economy, politics and religion : intertwined and indissoluble passions251
16Some ethical and methodological convictions275
17Trains of thought298
18My life philosophy308
19Following the indicators325
20A view from the Midway332
21What makes my mind tick342
22To push and to be pushed374
23An accidental Schumpeterian386
24Philosophy and my work life400
25Life and philosophy424
26A life philosophy436

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