Erudite, accessible and lucidly written, this book provides a stimulating introduction to the careers and main published works of the Nobel Memorial Laureates in Economics. It will prove to be an invaluable reference book on key figures in economics and their path-breaking insights. The vignettes should also encourage the reader to sample some of the Laureates' original works and gain a better understanding of the context in which new ideas were first put forward.
Original features of the book include:
* a foreword by Professor Mark Blaug
* a review of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, including a biographical guide to potential future winners
* a table summarising the Laureates': year and country of birth; university and year of their first and higher degrees; their affiliation at the time of the award; broad field of study; and Prize citation
* comprehensive individual entries on each of the Laureates (including their photographs), covering their careers and main published works
* a glossary of selected associations, awards, institutions and societies.
Written primarily for undergraduate and postgraduate students, this is also a book that many teachers and lecturers will want on their shelves. It will prove to be an invaluable reference tool for anyone wanting to understand how past events and individuals have helped mould contemporary economi
Howard R. Vane, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, UK and Chris Mulhearn, Reader in Economics, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Contents: Preface Foreword by Mark Blaug The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics: A Biographical Overview 1969: Ragnar Frisch 1969: Jan Tinbergen 1970: Paul Samuelson 1971: Simon Kuznets 1972: John Hicks 1972: Kenneth Arrow 1973: Wassily Leontief 1974: Gunnar Myrdal 1974: Friedrich von Hayek 1975: Leonid Kantorovich 1975: Tjalling Koopmans 1976: Milton Friedman 1977: Bertil Ohlin 1977: James Meade 1978: Herbert Simon 1979: Theodore Schultz 1979: Arthur Lewis 1980: Lawrence Klein 1981: James Tobin 1982: George Stigler 1983: Gerard Debreu 1984: Richard Stone 1985: Franco Modigliani 1986: James Buchanan 1987: Robert Solow 1988: Maurice Allais 1989: Trygve Haavelmo 1990: Harry Markowitz 1990: Merton Miller 1990: William Sharpe 1991: Ronald Coase 1992: Gary Becker 1993: Robert Fogel 1993: Douglass North 1994: John Harsanyi 1994: John Nash Jr. 1994: Reinhard Selten 1995: Robert Lucas Jr. 1996: James Mirrlees 1996: William Vickrey 1997: Robert Merton 1997: Myron Scholes 1998: Amartya Sen 1999: Robert Mundell 2000: James Heckman 2000: Daniel McFadden 2001: George Akerlof 2001: Michael Spence 2001: Joseph Stiglitz 2002: Daniel Kahneman 2002: Vernon Smith 2003: Robert Engle 2003: Clive Granger 2004: Finn Kydland 2004: Edward Prescott Glossary of Selected Associations, Awards, Institutions and Societies References Index