Of People, of Places: Sketches from an Economist's Notebook
This is a book of academic asides, of reportage from, in, and around the world of research and academia. From Simone de Beauvoir to Joseph Schumpeter, from evolutionary scientists in Abisko (above the arctic Circle) to social choice theorists in Valencia or the Mediterranean, this book is an irreverent traverse over a large canvas. Woven into the fabric of these light essays are observations on economic dilemmas and philosophical conundrums that confront everyone, everday. In addition, there are chapters devoted explicitly to economics. In keeping with the style of the book, these combine arguments with comments on personalities and places as well as constitute a jargon-free introduction to some of the more pressing economic-policy problems of our times. Like his earlier Economic Graffiti (Oxford India Paperbacks), this book of sharp, wry, witty and precisely observed sketches will seem a delight most specially to general readers who don't normally by books by economists.
7 pages matching mathematical in this book
Results 1-3 of 7
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Abisko airport Alfred Marshall Amartya Sen Arbalia argued asked Bangkok believe Bertrand Russell biography budget Calcutta called cash cent conference conversation course Delhi School economists essays fact father feel fertilizer fiscal deficit girl Graffiti happened hostel housing important income India inflation institutional intellectual interest Jagdish Bhagwati John Hicks John Maynard John Maynard Keynes Kiruna later laws lecture lived London look mathematical Maynard Keynes Maynard Smith Narvik Naxalite Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen once paper Paul Samuelson person Ph.D political poor Professor queue reason remarkable rent Russell's salary Sartre Sartre's School of Economics Schumpeter scientists seems Seoul Simone Simone de Beauvoir Simone's social street subsidy Sukhamoy Chakravarty Sukhamoy's Tallinn tenants Tennessee theorem told Toompea turned University Valencia walk wanted wife writing wrote