Memoirs of an Unregulated Economist / Edition 2

Memoirs of an Unregulated Economist / Edition 2

by George J. Stigler
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University of Chicago Press

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Memoirs of an Unregulated Economist / Edition 2

In this witty and modest intellectual autobiography, George J. Stigler gives us a fascinating glimpse into the little-known world of economics and the people who study it. One of the most distinguished economists of the twentieth century, Stigler was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982 for his work on public regulation. He also helped found the Chicago School of economics, and many of his fellow Chicago luminaries appear in these pages, including Fredrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Ronald Coase, and Gary Becker. Stigler's appreciation for such colleagues and his sense of excitement about economic ideas past and present make his Memoirs both highly entertaining and highly educational.

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ISBN-13: 9780226774404
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 03/15/2003
Edition description: 1
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series
Author's Preface

Prologue Are Economists Good People?
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 University Life
Chapter 3 Economics in Depression and in War
Chapter 4 The Strategy of Science: The National Bureau
Chapter 5 Eureka!
Chapter 6 Monopoly
Chapter 7 Political Regulation of Economic Life
Chapter 8 The Economist as Expert
Chapter 9 The Apprentice Conservative
Chapter 10 The Chicago School
Chapter 11 Academic Freedom and Responsibility

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