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Eminent economists : their life philosophies

Author: Michael Szenberg
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Famous economists talk of their beliefs, philosophy and their concepts of human nature, society and justice.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Szenberg
ISBN: 0521382122 9780521382120 0521449871 9780521449878
OCLC Number: 23386520
Description: xvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The passion for research / Maurice Allais --
"I know a hawk from a handsaw" / Kenneth J. Arrow --
On my attitudes : sociopolitical and methodological / William J. Baumol --
Recollections and reflections of a comparativist / Abram Bergson --
From chemistry to economics and beyond / Kenneth E. Boulding --
My quest for economic knowledge / Karl Brunner --
From the inside looking out / James M. Buchanan --
Random walk and life philosophy / Gerard Debreu --
How I tried to become an economist / Evsey D. Domar --
Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen about himself / Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen --
Autobiographical notes with reflections / Frank Hahn --
My working philosophy / Charles P. Kindleberger --
My professional life philosophy / L.R. Klein --
Social science, ethics, and the role of the public sector / Richard A. Musgrave --
My apprenticeship as an economist / Austin Robinson --
Reflections on political economy : past, present, and future / W.W. Rostow --
My life philosophy : policy credos and working ways / Paul A. Samuelson --
My search for welfare / Tibor Scitovsky. Living in interdisciplinary space / Herbert A. Simon --
Notes on coping / Robert M. Solow --
Solving the most urgent problems first / Jan Tinbergen --
Scientific humanism as an ideal / Shigeto Tsuru.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Szenberg.
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