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Grand Pursuit The Story of Economic Genius

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ISBN-10: 0684872986

ISBN-13: 9780684872988

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sylvia Nasar

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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Sylvia Nasar is an economic correspondent for the New York Times. She was born in Germany and earned her master's degree in Economics from NYU in 1976. She is an economist and author who is best known for her nonfiction book, A Beautiful Mind. The book is a biography of mathematical genius John Forbes Nash, Jr. Nasar's book details Nash's rise, decline into mental illness, recovery, and winning of the Nobel Prize for Economics.

Preface: The Nine Parts of Mankind
Hope
Prologue: Mr. Sentiment Versus Scrooge
Perfectly New: Engels and Marx in the Age of Miracles
Must There Be a Proletariat? Marshall's Patron Saint
Miss Potter's Profession: Webb and the Housekeeping State
Cross of Gold: Fisher and the Money Illusion
Creative Destruction: Schumpeter and Economic Evolution
Fear
Prologue: War of the Worlds
The Last Days of Mankind: Schumpeter in Vienna
Europe Is Dying: Keynes at Versailles
The Joyless Street: Schumpeter and Hayek in Vienna
Immaterial Devices of the Mind: Keynes and Fisher in the 1920s
Magneto Trouble: Keynes and Fisher in the Great Depression
Experiments: Webb and Robinson in the 1930s
The Economists' War: Keynes and Friedman at the Treasury
Exile: Schumpeter and Hayek in World War II
Confidence
Prologue: Nothing to Fear
Past and Future: Keynes at Bretton Woods
The Road from Serfdom: Hayek and the German Miracle
Instruments of Mastery: Samuelson Goes to Washington
Grand Illusion: Robinson in Moscow and Beijing
Tryst with Destiny: Sen in Calcutta and Cambridge
Epilogue: Imagining the Future
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
Photo Credits