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Inside the Economist's Mind: The History of Modern Economic Thought, as Explained by Those Who Produced It

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  • William Barnett

    (Department of Economics, The University of Kansas)

  • Paul A. Samuelson

    (MIT)

  • E. Roy Weintraub

    (Duke University)

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This is the front matter from a book of interviews to be published by Blackwell. The book is coedited by W. A. Barnett and P. A. Samuelson. The front matter includes the Table of Contents, Coeditor Preface by W. A. Barnett, Coeditor Foreword by Paul A. Samuelson, and History of Thought Introduction by E. Roy Weintraub. The front matter highlights some of the more startling and controversial statements contained in the interviews and puts the interviews into context relative to the history of modern economic thought. The interviews reprinted in this book include: (1) Wassily Leontief interviewed by Duncan Foley. (2) David Cass interviewed jointly by Steven Spear and Randall Wright. (3) Robert E. Lucas interviewed by Bennett T. McCallum. (4) Janos Kornai interviewed by Olivier Blanchard. (5) Franco Modigliani interviewed by William Barnett and Robert Solow. (6) Milton Friedman interviewed by John Taylor. (7) Paul A. Samuelson interviewed by William A. Barnett. (8) Paul Volcker interviewed by Perry Mehrling. (9) Martin Feldstein interviewed by James Poterba. (10) Christopher Sims interviewed by Lars Peter Hansen. (11) Robert Shiller interviewed by John Campbell. (12) Stanley Fischer interviewed by Olivier Blanchard. (13) Jacques Dreze interviewed by Pierre Dehez and Omar Licandro. (14) Tom Sargent interviewed by George Evans and Seppo Honkapohja. (15) Robert Aumann interviewed by Sergiu Hart. (16) James Tobin and Robert Shiller interviewed by David Colander.

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Paper provided by University of Kansas, Department of Economics in its series WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS with number 200522.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2005
Date of revision: Nov 2005
Handle: RePEc:kan:wpaper:200522

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Keywords: history of economic thought; Samuelson; macroeconomics; microeconomics; policy; interviews;

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  1. Weintraub, E Roy, 1999. "How Should We Write the History of Twentieth-Century Economics?," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 15(4), pages 139-52, Winter.
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Cited by:
  1. Barnett, William A., 2006. "Is Macroeconomics a Science?," MPRA Paper 415, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. William Barnett, 2006. "Is Macroeconomics a Science? Foreword to Apostolos Serletis, Money and the Economy," WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS 200601, University of Kansas, Department of Economics.

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