Lives of the Laureates brings a fresh perspective to the science of economics. Here Paul Samuelson, Milton Friedman, George Stigler, Arthur Lewis, Lawrence Klein, James Tobin, and Kenneth Arrow present their own personal and professional development in a series of essays that reveals the diversity and richness of contemporary economic thought in America.
Lives of the Laureates provides a condensed and personalized history of modern economic thought, with some of the most eloquent and important contributors to that history as guides. William F. Sharpe of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, Ronald H. Coase of the University of Chicago, and Douglass C. North of Washington University are the distinguished trio of American economic laureates who have added their invaluable insights to this new edition.
Franco Modigliani, James M. Buchanan, Robert M. Solow, Paul Samuelson, Milton Friedman, W. Arthur Lewis, Lawrence Klein, James Tobin, George Stigler, and Kenneth Arrow in a series of autobiographical essays that describe each economist's personal and professional development.