Books: Inside the Economist's Mind (I.T.E.M.) and Getting It Wrong

This Blog hosts discussion of issues relevant to the book, Inside the Economist's Mind, coedited by Nobel Laureate Paul A. Samuelson and William A. Barnett, published by Wiley/Blackwell, and the newer book by William A. Barnett, Getting It Wrong, published by MIT Press.

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William A. Barnett is Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Kansas and Director of the Center for Financial Stability in New York City. He was previously Research Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC; Stuart Centennial Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin; and Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. William Barnett has been a leading researcher in macroeconomics and econometrics. He is one of the pioneers in the study of chaos and nonlinearity in socioeconomic contexts, as well as a major figure in the study of the aggregation problem. He is Editor of the Emerald Press monograph series International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics, and Editor of the journal Macroeconomic Dynamics, published by Cambridge University Press. He received his B.S. degree from M.I.T., his M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He has published 20 books (as either author or editor) and over 140 articles in professional journals. His research has been published in 7 languages.


The book, Inside the Economist's Mind, is coedited by Paul A. Samuelson and William A. Barnett. Although this Blog is hosted solely by the latter coeditor, the following is the information in the book's front matter about Paul Samuelson:

Paul A. Samuelson was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Professor is the highest rank awarded by MIT. His landmark 1947 book, Foundations of Economic Analysis, based upon his Ph.D. dissertation at Harvard University, established him as "the economists' economist" by raising the standards of the entire profession. Paul Samuelson's classic textbook, Economics, first published in 1948, is among the most successful textbooks ever published in the field. The book's 16 editions have sold over four million copies and have been translated into 41 languages. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. As one of the profession's most productive scholars for over a half-century, he remains an intellectual force of towering stature.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Milken Institute Review

The 2007 second issue of the Milken Institute Review has a chapter on ITEM. The introduction to the chapter is by Peter Passell, who is the Editor of the magazine and formerly was an economics columnist and member of the editorial board of the New York Times. The magazine article appears on pages 65 - 85. The MIR excerpted the book's entire chapter 6, which was the interview of Milton Friedman by John Taylor. The magazine added some photographs that were not in the book, thereby adding to the interest of the interview.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Events Blog

A private Events Blog now exists for the purpose of keeping track of slide shows and other information relevant to ITEM event planning. Access to that blog is limited to the authors of ITEM, the publisher, event organizers, and those with a "need to know." If you are an event organizer or otherwise need access to that information, please inform me to acquire permission to access the private Event Blog.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Kansas City Simulcast

There will be a Lawrence event about the book in Alderson auditorium at the Kansas Union at 7:30 pm on April 24. Unlike the more informal Dole Institute event that was held on March 27, the auditorium event will include 1 1/2 hours of presentation and discussion, moderated by Kay McIntyre of Kansas Public Radio. The event will be simulcast at the Edwards campus in Kansas City.