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The Intellectual And The Marketplace
George Stigler's professional writings are laced with his legendary wit, but The Intellectual and the Marketplace is his only book to give that wit full rein. From "Festschriften" to "A Sketch of the History of Truth in Teaching" to "The Alarming Cost of Model Changes," readers will find both humor and instruction.
"Professor Stigler writes with a wit that is even more to b...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published by Harvard University Press
(first published November 1st 1984)
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George Stigler is not only a first class economist but also a formidable polemicist who is not too deeply beholden to any philosophy. This book shows that the incentives faced by professors in the academy are not always conducive for maximum output in terms of teaching, research or promoting free thinking. An important and enduring issue tackled with a sense of humour that is uncharacteristic of an economist is on ensuring better economic literacy among common people. His views about why that el ...more
George Joseph Stigler was a U.S. economist. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1982, and was a key leader of the Chicago School of Economics, along with his close friend Milton Friedman.More about George J. Stigler...