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0262524503
Author:
William Breit
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Professionals & Academics
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English
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MIT Press; 4 edition (October 1, 2005)
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368 pages
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MIT Press Direct is a distinctive collection of influential MIT Press books . Lives of the Laureates. Seven Nobel Economists. William Breit was E. M. Stevens Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Trinity University, San Antonio.

MIT Press Direct is a distinctive collection of influential MIT Press books curated for scholars and libraries worldwide. Roger W. Spencer is Vernon F. Taylor Professor of Economics at Trinity University, San Antonio. William Breit and Roger W. Spencer.

Lives of the Laureates offers readers an informal history of modern economic thought, as told through autobiographical essays by eighteen winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics

Lives of the Laureates offers readers an informal history of modern economic thought, as told through autobiographical essays by eighteen winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics. The essays not only provide unique insights into major economic ideas of our time, but also shed light on the processes of intellectual discovery and creativity.

Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists (MIT Press) Hardcover. William Breit is E. Paperback: 367 pages. One of these laureates, George Stigler, is famous for denying the relevance of biography to intellectual history. Every page of this book refutes his thesis.

The essays not only provide unique insights into major economic ideas of our time but also shed light on the processes of intellectual discovery and creativity.

Lives of the Laureates book. Paperback, 351 pages. Published September 23rd 2005 by Mit Press (first published June 1st 2004). Lives of the Laureates: Eighteen Nobel Economists. 0262524503 (ISBN13: 9780262524506).

William Breit’s brilliant idea was to commission a Nobel Economists Lecture Series at Trinity University that induced recipients to write autobiographical essays on their individual evolution as an economist.

Publisher: The MIT Press. Publication Date: 2004. Lives of the Laureates offers readers an informal history of modern economic thought as told through autobiographical essays by eighteen winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics. The essays not only provide unique insights into major economic ideas of our time but also shed light on the processes of intellectual discovery and creativity.

Lives of the Laureates provides a condensed and personalized history of modern economic thought, with some of the most .

Lives of the Laureates provides a condensed and personalized history of modern economic thought, with some of the most eloquent and important contributors to that history as guides.

Lives of the Laureates offers readers an informal history of modern economic thought as told through autobiographical essays by eighteen winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Autobiographical accounts by eighteen Nobel Laureates give a picture of the diversity and richness of contemporary economic thought.
  • Captain America
This book is interesting for those who have a historical interest in a collection of autobiographical essays from famous academic economists. Unfortunately, the casual reader will find it kinda boring. After all, most people haven't heard of many of these academics (sad to say), and the essays are lacking in interesting anecdotes that will keep them reading. I enjoyed alot of them, but it was really hit-or-miss based on the economist writing. Some are just bad writers (or the essay included was adopted from a speech and meant to be heard instead of read); while others were great.

In conclusion, I only recommend this for those with a real interest in economic history.
  • Fiarynara
The book's whole idea (having a lot of Nobel laureates write about themselves) might have worked well for, say, six to eight such laureates, but it just doesn't scale to the 18 that are now writing -- a kind of dull repetitiousness falls upon the whole work by about the halfway mark or earlier. If you do get this book, and that may be worthwhile since each individual essay is useful and readable, by all means read it in small snippets (1-2 autobiographies at a time) with long waits in-between: trying to just read it cover to cover is a mistake.