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The making of an economist, redux.

Author: David C Colander; Arjo Klamer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated ed.View all editions and formats
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Shows what is happening in US economics PhD programs. By examining these programs, this book offers a view of economics. It also shows how much - and in what ways - the field has changed over the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David C Colander; Arjo Klamer
ISBN: 9780691138510 0691138516
OCLC Number: 260207279
Notes: This ed. originally published: 2007. Previous ed. published as: The making of an economist / by Arjo Klamer and David Colander. Boulder, Colo. : Westview, 1990.
Description: x, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction. Understanding economics and economists --
Pt. I. The survey results --
ch. 2. The making of an economist, redux --
ch. 3. Further results from the survey --
ch. 4. How the views of the original survey respondents have changed --
Pt. II. Conversations with graduate students --
ch. 5. Harvard interviews --
ch. 6. Princeton interviews --
ch. 7. Stanford interview --
ch. 8. MIT interviews --
ch. 9. Chicago interviews --
ch. 10. Colombia interview --
Pt. III. Reflections on the survey and interviews --
ch. 11. Does this have to be our future? / Arjo Klamer --
ch. 12. Reflections on the survey / Robert M. Solow --
ch. 13. The academic research game and graduate economics education

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