American Economists of the Late Twentieth Century

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Warren J. Samuels
Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 409 pages
'Samuels has collected an excellent group of essays about important contemporary US economists. . . . this is a book that anyone interested in the debates or personalities of contemporary economics will enjoy.' – J.M. Nowakowski, Choice ' Warren Samuels has done our profession good service by bringing together this set of well-written, informative, and affectionately critical essays by admirers of over 20 American economists of the late 20th century. Samuels himself has written a succint and lucid introduction to the 19 essays.' – G.C. Harcourt, The Economic Journal American Economists of the Late Twentieth Century is a collection of essays on the work of 22 contemporary US economists. The essays summarize, place in perspective and appraise the work of a diverse array of accomplished scholars whose writings respresent the best, the most promising and the most innovative in the US. The economists whose work is discussed include Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, Paul Davidson, Nancy Folbre, Robert H. Frank, Robert Heilbroner, David Kahneman and Amos Tversky, Paul Krugman, William Lazonick, Gregg Lewis, Richard R. Nelson and Sidney G. Winter, Mancur Olson, Nathan Rosenberg, Thomas Schelling, Vernon Smith, Robert A. Solo, Joseph Stiglitz, Richard Thaler, Lester Thurow and Oliver E. Williamson. The emphasis of the collection is on both the quality and diversity of the work – of different ways of doing economics as it is presently practised. Warren J. Samuels has brought together a series of original essays written by economists who are distinguished in their own right. Historians of economic thought, methodologists, general economists and specialists in the fields represented by the subjects will welcome American Economists of the Late Twentieth Century as a significant contribution to our understanding of contemporary American economic scholarship.

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