Passion And Craft

Author: Michael Szenberg
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472066858
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Passion And Craft. Autobiographical essays from twenty top economists at mid-career

The World In The Model

Author: Mary S. Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521176190
Size: 80.85 MB
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The World In The Model. Describes the radical shift in the study of economic science; where arguing with words was replaced by reasoning with mathematical models.

Eminent Economists

Author: Michael Szenberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521449878
Size: 41.85 MB
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Eminent Economists. Famous economists talk of their beliefs, philosophy and their concepts of human nature, society and justice.

New Frontiers In Economics

Author: Michael Szenberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521545365
Size: 30.90 MB
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New Frontiers In Economics. This book brings together essays from leading economists analyzing the new directions that subdisciplines of economics have taken in the face of modern economic challenges. The essays represent invention and discovery in the areas of information, macroeconomics and public policies, international trade and development, finance, business, contracts, law, gaming, and government, as these areas of study evolve through the different phases of the scientific process. It offers not only a wealth of factual information on the current state of the economy, but also theoretical and empirical innovations that conceptualize reality and values in different ways from their predecessors.

Distinguished Women Economists

Author: James Cicarelli
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313303319
Size: 18.78 MB
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Distinguished Women Economists. Prsents alphabetically arranged entries on 51 historical and contemporary women economists, with information on their contributions and a bibliography of works by and about the person discussed.

Inside The Economist S Mind

Author: Paul A. Samuelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140517871X
Size: 37.63 MB
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Inside The Economist S Mind. By focusing on the human side as well as the intellectual dimensions of how economists work and think, this collection of interviews with top economists of the 20th century becomes a startling and lively introduction to the modern world of macroeconomics. A fun read! For more information, frequent updates, and to comment on the forthcoming book, visit William A. Barnett's weblog at http://economistmind.blogspot.com/. Acclaim for Inside the Economist's Mind "In candid interviews, these great economists prove to be fabulous story tellers of their lives and times. Unendingly gripping for insiders, this book should also help non-specialists understand how economists think." Professor Julio Rotemberg, Harvard University Business School, and Editor, Review of Economics and Statistics. "Economics used to be called the 'dismal science'. It will be impossible for anybody to hold that view anymore ... This is science with flesh and blood, and a lot of fascinating stories that you will find nowhere else." Dr. Jean-Pascal Bénassy, Paris-Jourdan Sciences Économiques, Paris, France "This book provides a rare and intriguing view of the personal and professional lives of leading economists ... It is like A Beautiful Mind, scaled by a factor of 16 [the number of interviews in the book]." Professor Lee Ohanian, University of California at Los Angeles " ... if you want an insider view of how economics has been developing in the last decades, this is the (only) book for you." Professor Giancarlo Gandolfo, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza,’ Rome "Here we see the HUMAN side of path-breaking research, the personalities and pitfalls, the DRAMA behind the science." Professor Francis X. Diebold, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Poor Economics

Author: Abhijit Banerjee
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1610391608
Size: 47.55 MB
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Poor Economics. Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to make questionable decisions that feed—not fight—poverty. The result is a radical rethinking of the economics of poverty that offers a ringside view of the lives of the world's poorest, and shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the daily decisions facing the poor.

Economical Writing

Author: Deirdre N. McCloskey
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609567
Size: 40.75 MB
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Economical Writing. A valuable short guide for mastering the craft of academic writing! Students and young professionals who care about direct, clear expression should read this lucid, delightful gem by an author who practices what she advises. McCloskeys systematic treatment provides a range of insights and practical advice for better writing by scholars in every field.

The Craftsman

Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141919418
Size: 14.86 MB
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The Craftsman. Why do people work hard, and take pride in what they do? This book, a philosophically-minded enquiry into practical activity of many different kinds past and present, is about what happens when people try to do a good job. It asks us to think about the true meaning of skill in the 'skills society' and argues that pure competition is a poor way to achieve quality work. Sennett suggests, instead, that there is a craftsman in every human being, which can sometimes be enormously motivating and inspiring - and can also in other circumstances make individuals obsessive and frustrated. The Craftsman shows how history has drawn fault-lines between craftsman and artist, maker and user, technique and expression, practice and theory, and that individuals' pride in their work, as well as modern society in general, suffers from these historical divisions. But the past lives of crafts and craftsmen show us ways of working (using tools, acquiring skills, thinking about materials) which provide rewarding alternative ways for people to utilise their talents. We need to recognise this if motivations are to be understood and lives made as fulfilling as possible.