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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern ...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.