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dc.contributor.authorAshenfelter, Orleyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:54:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:54:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201201113734-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58797-
dc.description.abstractIn this essay I review Sylvia Nasar's long awaited new history of economics, Grand Pursuit. I describe how the book is an economic history of the period from 1850-1950, with distinguished economists' stories inserted in appropriate places. Nasar's goal is to show how economists work, but also to show that they are people too - with more than enough warts and foibles to show they are human! I contrast the general view of the role of economics in Grand Pursuit with Robert Heilbroner's remarkably different conception in The Worldly Philosophers. I also discuss more generally the question of why economists might be interested in their history at all.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6213en_US
dc.subject.jelB10en_US
dc.subject.jelB30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic historyen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic policyen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswissenschaften_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonomenen_US
dc.subject.stwPersönlichkeitspsychologieen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsforschungen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsphilosophieen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsgeschichteen_US
dc.titleEconomic history or history of economics? A review essay on Sylvia Nasar's Grand Pursuit: The story of economic geniusen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn697276856en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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