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Author Colander, David
Title The Making of an Economist, Redux
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2007
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Note Contents -- Preface -- CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: Understanding Economics and Economists -- PART I: THE SURVEY RESULTS -- CHAPTER TWO: The Making of an Economist, Redux -- CHAPTER THREE: Further Results from the Survey -- CHAPTER FOUR: How the Views of the Original Survey Respondents Have Changed -- PART II: CONVERSATIONS WITH GRADUATE STUDENTS -- CHAPTER FIVE: Harvard Interview -- CHAPTER SIX: Princeton Interviews -- CHAPTER SEVEN: Stanford Interview -- CHAPTER EIGHT: MIT Interviews -- CHAPTER NINE: Chicago Interviews -- CHAPTER TEN: Columbia Interview -- PART III: REFLECTIONS ON THE SURVEY AND INTERVIEWS -- CHAPTER ELEVEN: Does This Have to Be Our Future? -- CHAPTER TWELVE: Reflections on the Survey -- CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Academic Research Game and Graduate Economics Education -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
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 classic The 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 prospective graduate students. Like its predecessor, The Making of an Economist, Redux is likely to provoke discussion within economics and beyond. The book includes new interviews with students at Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Chicago, and Columbia. In these conversations, the students--the next generation of elite economists--colorfully and frankly describe what they think of their field and what graduate economics education is really like. The book concludes with reflections by Colander, Klamer, and Robert Solow. This inside look at the making of economists will interest anyone who wants to better understand the economics profession. An indispensible tool for anyone thinking about graduate education in economics, this edition is complete with colorful interviews and predictions about the future of cutting-edge economics
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Colander, David The Making of an Economist, Redux Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2007 9780691138510
Subject Economics -- Study and teaching (Graduate) -- United States.;Economists -- United States.;Graduate students -- United States -- Interviews.;Graduate students -- United States
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Alt Author Klamer, Arjo
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