The Art and Practice of Economics Research provides an in-depth look into the research methods of leading economists from across the United States and Europe. This innovative volume contains 25 interviews with practicing economists, presenting insightful personal accounts into an often-misunderstood field.
Contributors to this volume were asked to reflect on their own experience in economics research, including their methods of working, the process of scientific discovery and knowledge creation, and the challenges of successfully disseminating their work. The unique and compelling interview format showcases each contributor's personal connection to his or her work, presenting a view of current economics research that is technical, comprehensive, and refreshingly human.
Both students and current scholars in economics will find much to admire in this book's window into the inner workings of some of the brightest and best-known minds in the field. It makes a great companion to the author's 2010 book, The Heart of Teaching Economics, which showcases the personal experiences of teachers and professors of economics.
Simon W. Bowmaker, Clinical Associate Professor of Economics, New York University, US
Contents: Foreword by Roger B. Myerson Preface Daron Acemoglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Susan Athey (Harvard University) Robert J. Barro (Harvard University) Richard Blundell (University College, London) Colin F. Camerer (California Institute of Technology) David Card (University of California, Berkeley) Raj Chetty (Harvard University) Janet Currie (Princeton University) Partha Dasgupta (University of Cambridge) Jordi Gali (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE) Douglas A. Irwin (Dartmouth College) Steven D. Levitt (University of Chicago) Robert E. Lucas, Jr (University of Chicago) Charles F. Manski (Northwestern University) Eric S. Maskin (Harvard University) Ellen R. McGrattan (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) Paul Milgrom (Stanford University) Ariel Pakes (Harvard University) Monika Piazzesi (Stanford University) Carmen M. Reinhart (Peterson Institute for International Economics) Thomas J. Sargent (New York University) Joseph E. Stiglitz (Columbia University) E. Roy Weintraub (Duke University) Justin Wolfers (University of Pennsylvania) Randall Wright (University of Wisconsin - Madison) Index