In The Makers of Modern Economics scholars at the peak of their powers reflect on their influences, education and careers as well as the wider concerns of economics as a discipline.
Leading figures at the centre of developments in modern economic theory have been invited by Arnold Heertje to discuss their careers, their work to date and, in particular, their views on future research. The first volume in this series was acclaimed by Professor David Audretsch as `a unique insight into the thoughts and lives of prominent economists'. . . The second volume includes essays by Mauro L. Baranzini, Paul Krugman, Masahiko Aoki, Bruno S. Frey, Edmund S. Phelps and Oliver E. Williamson.
These essays discuss their development as scientists, the problems and issues that interested them, and the individuals who guided and influenced them. The Makers of Modern Economics offers an exciting impression of the - sometimes conventional, sometimes unexpected - course of their lives.
Edited by Arnold Heertje, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Contents: Part I: Economics as an Explanatory, and not Predictive Science Part II: The Role of Institutions in Economics Part III: The `Reconstruction' of the Theory of Wealth and Income Distribution Part IV: Some Personal Recollections