The Changing Face of Economics: Conversations with Cutting Edge Economists

The Changing Face of Economics: Conversations with Cutting Edge Economists

by David Colander, Richard P. F. Holt, J. Barkley Rosser Jr.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0472068776

ISBN-13: 9780472068777

Pub. Date: 12/16/2004

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


The Changing Face of Economics gives the reader a sense of the modern economics profession and how it is changing. The volume does so with a set of nine interviews with cutting edge economists, followed by interviews with two Nobel Prize winners, Paul Samuelson and Kenneth Arrow, reflecting on the changes that are occurring. What results is a clear picture

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The Changing Face of Economics gives the reader a sense of the modern economics profession and how it is changing. The volume does so with a set of nine interviews with cutting edge economists, followed by interviews with two Nobel Prize winners, Paul Samuelson and Kenneth Arrow, reflecting on the changes that are occurring. What results is a clear picture of today's economics--and it is no longer standard neoclassical economics.

The interviews and commentary together demonstrate that economics is currently undergoing a fundamental shift in method and is moving away from traditional neoclassical economics into a dynamic set of new methods and approaches. These new approaches include work in behavioral economics, experimental economics, evolutionary game theory and ecological approaches, complexity and nonlinear dynamics, methodological analysis, and agent-based modeling.

David E. Colander is Professor of Economics, Middlebury College.

J. Barkley Rosser, Jr., is Professor of Economics and Kirby L. Kramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration, James Madison University.

Richard P. F. Holt is Professor of Churchill Honors and Economics, Southern Oregon University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472068777
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
12/16/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Preface....................vii
Introduction....................1
1. Deirdre McCloskey....................27
2. Kenneth G. Binmore....................49
3. Herbert Gintis....................77
4. Robert H. Frank....................107
5. Matthew Rabin....................137
6. William A. ("Buz") Brock....................157
7. Duncan K. Foley....................183
8. Richard B. Norgaard....................215
9. Robert Axtell and H. Peyton Young....................251
10. Kenneth Arrow....................291
11. Paul A. Samuelson....................309
Bibliography....................315
Index....................335

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