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Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

Abstract

This book is an informal history of modern economic thought as told through autobiographical chapters by twenty-three Nobel Prize laureates in Economics. The chapters not only provide unique insights into major economic ideas of our time but also shed light on the processes of intellectual discovery and creativity. This edition adds four recent Nobelists to its pages: Eric Maskin, who illustrates his explanation of mechanism design with an example involving a mother, a cake, and two children; Joseph Stiglitz, who recounts his field's ideological wars linked to policy disputes; Paul Krugman, wh ... More

Keywords: modern economic thought, Nobel Prize laureates, economic ideas, mechanism design, ideological wars, policy disputes, Capitol Hill Babysitting Coop, recession, babysitting coupons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262027960
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger W. Spencer, editor
Trinity University

David A. Macpherson, editor

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Lawrence R. Klein

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Kenneth J. Arrow

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Paul A. Samuelson

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Milton Friedman

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George J. Stigler

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James Tobin

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Franco Modigliani

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James M. Buchanan

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Robert M. Solow

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William F. Sharpe

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Douglass C. North

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Myron S. Scholes

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Gary S. Becker

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Robert E. Lucas, Jr.

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James J. Heckman

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Vernon L. Smith

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Edward C. Prescott

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Thomas C. Schelling

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Edmund S. Phelps

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Eric Maskin

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Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Paul Krugman

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Peter A. Diamond

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