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Eminent Economists : Their Life Philosophies - Michael Szenberg

Eminent Economists

Their Life Philosophies

By: Michael Szenberg (Editor)

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An intimate view of the dominant economists of this century, scholars whose work changed the direction of the discipline, is presented in this volume. The contributors who come from quite divergent points of the ideological compass present their life philosophies and reflect on their conceptions of human nature, society, justice and the source of the creative impulse. The self-portraits reveal details of the economists' personal and professional lives that capture the significance of the total person. Moreover, they illuminate the product of their labor, and as such, they change one's notions of what an economist can do or be. An introduction by Michael Szenberg, editor-in-chief of The American Economist, makes career and philosophic pattern comparisons.

'This is a treasure trove of twenty-two immensely enjoyable autobiographical essays ... virtually all write in a lively, lucid and reflective style free of technical jargoneering ... almost every essay is wise, absorbing and entertaining.' Journal of Economic Issues 'This book provides a rare opportunity to sit down with an Arrow, a Samuelson, or a Tinbergen and learn that there is more to economics (and economists) than the world of theorems and econometric models. Michael Szenberg is to be congratulated for making us privy to the life philosophies of twenty-two of the world's most eminent economists. This is recommended reading for economists of all ages; it should be required for those at early stages of their careers.' Victor R. Fuchs, Stanford University 'Eminent Economists: Their Life Philosophies should fascinate anyone interested in economics, autobiography, or the creative process.' Harry M. markowitz, baruch College, City University of New York

Introduction
The passion for research
I Know a Hawk from a Handsaw+
On my attitudes: sociopolitical and methodological
Recollections and reflections of a comparativist
From chemistry to economics and beyond
My quest for economic knowledge
From the inside looking out
Random walk and life philosophy
How I tried to become an economist
Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen about himself
Autobiographical notes with reflections
My working philosophy Charles
My professional life philosophy
Social science, ethics, and the role of the public sector
My apprenticeship as an economist
Reflections on political economy: past, present, and future
My life philosophy: policy credos and working ways
My search for welfare
Living in interdisciplinary space
Notes on copying
Solving the most urgent problems first
Scientific humanism as an ideal
Index
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ISBN: 9780521382120
ISBN-10: 0521382122
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 16th July 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.54