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Making of an Economist, Redux

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ISBN-10: 0691138516

ISBN-13: 9780691138510

Edition: 2007

Authors: David Colander, David Colander, Arjo Klamer

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Economists seem to be everywhere in the media these days. But what exactly do today's economists do? What and how are they taught? Updating David Colander and Arjo Klamer's classicThe Making of an Economist, this book shows what is happening in elite U.S. economics Ph.D. programs. By examining these programs, Colander gives a view of cutting-edge economics--and a glimpse at its likely future. And by comparing economics education today to the findings of the original book, the new book shows how much--and in what ways--the field has changed over the past two decades. The original book led to a reexamination of graduate education by the profession, and has been essential reading for…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.17" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Understanding Economics and Economists
The Survey Results
The Making of an Economist, Redux
Further Results from the Survey
How the Views of the Original Survey Respondents Have Changed
Conversations with Graduate Students
Harvard Interview
Princeton Interviews
Stanford Interview
MIT Interviews
Chicago Interviews
Columbia Interview
Reflections on the Survey and Interviews
Does This Have to Be Our Future? (Arjo Klamer)
Reflections on the Survey (Robert M. Solow)
The Academic Research Game and Graduate Economics Education
Notes
Bibliography
Index