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Passion and craft : economists at work

Author: Michael Szenberg
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1998.
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Here, twenty economists in mid-career (nineteen scholars and an economics journalist) bring together personal accounts of their work and lives. The contributors were asked to elaborate on their methods of working and their private thoughts. The result is a rich set of biographies, addressing issues such as the effects of politics on work and vice versa, family life, creativity in and inspired by the workplace, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Passion and craft.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)646281900
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Szenberg
ISBN: 0472096850 9780472096855 0472066854 9780472066858
OCLC Number: 39963185
Description: xvii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: On becoming and being an economist / Francine D. Blau --
Confessions of an economic gadfly / David Colander --
Why I work / William Darity, Jr. --
My system of work (Not!) / Avinash Dixit --
Principles of economics / Benjamin M. Friedman --
The economist as detective / Claudia Goldin --
Politics and precision : pursuing economics outside the mainstream / David M. Gordon --
Doing research / Elhanan Helpman --
How I work / Paul Krugman --
The art of law and economics : an autobiographical essay / William M. Landes --
My rules of thumb / N. Gregory Mankiw --
Duty and creativity in economic scholarship / Deirdre N. McCloskey --
Assembling the puzzle pieces / Rachel McCulloch --
Confessions of an aging enfant terrible / Philip Mirowski --
Working on game theory : a personal perspective / Roger B. Myerson --
Work, family, and odd topics : on being a female economist / Susan Rose-Ackerman --
Ways I have worked / Richard Schmalensee --
How to build an economic model in your spare time / Hal R. Varian --
Knowing vs. proving : working as an economic journalist / David Warsh --
How and why I work on economic history / Gavin Wright.
Responsibility: Michael Szenberg ; foreword by Paul A. Samuelson.
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