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The Making Of An Economist

1st Edition

By Arjo Klamer, David Colander


216 pages

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pub: 2019-07-11
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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

About the Authors

Arjo Klamer, David Colander

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General