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1st Edition

The Making Of An Economist

ISBN 9780367293680
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on the graduate education of a small group of economists—those at elite schools. It is intended for three audiences: aspiring economists, economists, and the lay public. The book reports conversations with MIT, Harvard, Chicago, and Columbia students.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- The Nature of the Economics Profession -- The Making of an Economist -- Reciting the Kama Sutra Under a Fig Tree: Further Results from the Survey -- Conversations with Graduate Students -- Ambivalence and Security: MIT Students -- Diversity and Skepticism: Harvard Students -- Eclecticism and Concern: Columbia Students -- Commitment and Loyalty: Chicago Students -- Interpretations -- A Case of Mistaken Identities -- Workmanship, Incentives, and Cynicism1

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