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Author: Paul A. Samuelson,William A. Barnett
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (October 26, 2006)
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This book provides a rare and intriguing view of the personal and professional lives of leading economists. It is like A Beautiful Mind, scaled by a factor of 1.

This book provides a rare and intriguing view of the personal and professional lives of leading economists.

Inside the Economist's Mind is a very rare thing-aneconomic page-turner

Inside the Economist's Mind is a very rare thing-aneconomic page-turner. I cannot recommendit highly enough.

Inside the economist’s mind: conversations with eminent economists . This book adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

1st ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. William A. Barnett is Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeco-nomics at the University of Kansas.

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Acclaim for Inside the Economist's Mind. Barnett is Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Kansas. In candid interviews, these great economists prove to be fabulous story tellers of their lives and times. Unendingly gripping for insiders, this book should also help non-specialists understand how economists think. Paul A. Samuelson is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1970 he became the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.

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Conversations with Eminent Economists. Barnett is Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Kansas

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By focusing on the human side as well as the intellectualdimensions of how economists work and think, this collection ofinterviews with top economists of the 20th century becomes astartling and lively introduction to the modern world ofmacroeconomics. A fun read!

For more information, frequent updates, and to comment on theforthcoming book, visit William A. Barnett's weblog athttp://economistmind.blogspot.com/.

Acclaim for Inside the Economist's Mind

"In candid interviews, these great economists prove to befabulous story tellers of their lives and times. Unendinglygripping for insiders, this book should also help non-specialistsunderstand how economists think."Professor Julio Rotemberg, Harvard University Business School,and Editor, Review of Economics and Statistics.

"Economics used to be called the 'dismal science'. It will beimpossible for anybody to hold that view anymore ... This isscience with flesh and blood, and a lot of fascinating stories thatyou will find nowhere else."Dr. Jean-Pascal Bénassy, Paris-Jourdan SciencesÉconomiques, Paris, France

"This book provides a rare and intriguing view of the personaland professional lives of leading economists ... It is like ABeautiful Mind, scaled by a factor of 16 [the number ofinterviews in the book]."Professor Lee Ohanian, University of California at LosAngeles

" ... if you want an insider view of how economics has beendeveloping in the last decades, this is the (only) book foryou."Professor Giancarlo Gandolfo, University of Rome ‘LaSapienza,’ Rome

"Here we see the HUMAN side of path-breaking research, thepersonalities and pitfalls, the DRAMA behind the science."Professor Francis X. Diebold, University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia

Comments: (6)
Fenrinos
I've only read some of the book so far and skimmed through a lot of it. Awesome and interesting stories about some great economists.
Rrd
Highly satisfied customer.
Hunaya
This is a collection of interviews commissioned for a journal, Macroeconomic Dynamics. The idea is to gauge the position of the profession by asking the people who invented large swathes of the theory their motivations for doings what they did, when they did it, and how they did it. Readers find eccentric and irascible characters behind some of the major innovations in economic science. I loved this book, and read it cover to cover in a day.

The book purports (pg. xi) to "contain[] unique insights into the thinking of some of the world's most important economists, whose work contributed to the evolution of modern economic thought", and indeed it does.

Scientific biography is a passion of mine, ever since reading Richard Feynman's writings on his life and work. Looking at the path integral method as an undergraduate, you can see how he came up with it (if, in fairness, I didn't really understand it), how startlingly original he was in doing his physics, because that's how he lived his life---he followed different paths as he felt he needed to, and arrived at different destinations that others because of his personality.

So it's great that William Barnett, the editor of Macroeconomic Dynamics, and the co-editor of this book, decided to ask these men these questions.

In future editions of this book and the further volumes to come, I'd love to see a focus on the characters behind different approaches to economics and their reasons for taking contrarian positions to the mainstream---Foley, Nell, Solow and Velupillai (my thesis advisor, in full disclosure), as well as more traditional mainstays of the profession. A focus on economists regarded primariy as great teachers would be great as well, not just the theoretical giants.

The book is a very rare thing---an economic page-turner, like The Worldly Philosopher, Adam's Fallacy, and Freakonomics. The personalities behind the science's blleding edge make for compelling reading.
Jum
This book can make you fall in love with economics all over again. A collection of interviews with sixteen eminent economists, it presents the attractive face of the field--one rediscovers an economics concerned with improving the human condition by putting to good use tools borrowed from disciplines as diverse as mathematics and psychology.

The book is a labor of love for William Barnett, the editor of the journal Macroeconomic Dynamics in which these interviews originally appeared between 1997 and 2005. Though the interviews were aimed at professional macroeconomists, much of the book is of broader interest. That's because these eminent economists, interviewed by their peers, are often able to describe their complicated work in simple terms, with modesty and humor, and enriched with anecdotes from their lives.

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Ganthisc
A review of this new book just appeared on the British blog, New Economist, in London. The first line of the review is "Published earlier this week, Inside the Economist's Mind: Conversations with Eminent Economists, has all the hallmarks of an economic bestseller."

I have read the book, and indeed the New Economist is right. What most distinguishes this book is its "no holds barred" revelations and astonishing statements by many of the world's most famous "celebrity" economists, including eight Nobel Laureates, a former Federal Reserve Board chairman, the current Governor of the Bank of Israel, a former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, along with other economists of similar importance. This book is filled with inside information from those who know the truth, but had not previously revealed it.

The book contains some unusual photos, such as photos of Franco Modigliani with the Kings of Sweden and Spain and Paul Samuelson with Bill Clinton.