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Economists' lives : biography and autobiography in the history of economics

Author: E Roy Weintraub; Evelyn L Forget
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2007.
Series: History of political economy., Annual supplement ;, v. 39 (2007)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together prominent scholars from economics, sociology, literature, and history to examine the role of biography and autobiography in the history of economics. This volume looks at the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Biographies
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Economists' lives.
Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)760843071
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E Roy Weintraub; Evelyn L Forget
ISBN: 9780822366836 0822366835
OCLC Number: 184680289
Description: vii, 402 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / E. Roy Weintraub and Evelyn L. Forget --
pt. 1. Stage setting. Rediscovering intellectual biography--and its limits / Malachi Hacohen --
Is autobiography anti-academic and uneconomical? Some thoughts on academic autobiography / Jeremy D. Popkin --
pt. 2. Varieties of economists' biographies. Lives in synopsis: the production and use of short biographies by historians of economics / Roger E. Backhouse --
The creation of heroes and villains as a problem in the history of economics / Robert W. Dimand --
The group life as a genre of economists' life writing / William Coleman --
pt. 3. Autobiography and identity. The economy of narrative identity / Paul John Eakin --
Using autobiographical statements to investigate the identity of American economists / Mike Reay --
The role of oral history in the historiography of heterodox economics / Tiago Mata and Frederic S. Lee --
Oral history and the historical reconstruction of Chicago economics / Ross Emmett --
pt. 3. Studies in biography. François Quesnay: a "rural Socrates" in Versailles? / Christine Théré and Loïc Charles --
Some relationships between a scholar's and an entrepreneur's life: the biography of L. Albert Hahn / Jan-Otmar Hesse --
"Between worlds," or an imagined reminiscence by Oskar Morgenstern about equilibrium and mathematics in the 1920s / Robert Leonard --
Maynard and Virginia: a personal and professional friendship / Craufurd D. Goodwin --
The intimate spaces of community: John Maynard Keynes and the arts / Patricia Laurence --
pt. 5. The biographer's craft. Biography and autobiography: Harry Johnson / D.E. Moggridge --
Life writings: on-the-job training with F.A. Hayek / Bruce Caldwell --
Reflections of a Marshall biographer / Peter Groenewegen --
A personal afterword / E. Roy Weintraub.
Series Title: History of political economy., Annual supplement ;, v. 39 (2007)
Responsibility: edited by E. Roy Weintraub and Evelyn L. Forget.

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