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.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Endorsements for Getting It Wrong

Endorsement quotations for the new book, Getting It Wrong, are online at the Center for Financial Stability.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Globe Asia Review, December 2011

A very interesting article by Steve Hanke appeared in the December issue of Globe Asia and highlighted recent behavior of Divisia M4.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Complete Front and Back Cover of New Book, Getting It Wrong

Here is the full front and back covers of the new book, Getting It Wrong, from MIT Press. Click on it to expand the view.

Front Cover, Getting It Wrong

Here is the front cover of the new book, Getting It Wrong, from MIT Press. Click on it to expand the view.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Book Can Be Ordered Now

My new book, Getting It Wrong, is available for advance orders at Amazon. Although not expected to be in bookstores until late December, both the paperback and hardcover editions can be preordered now from Amazon.

The book also is available for preorder directly from MIT Press. The MIT listings for the paperback and hardcover say that they are to appear in February 2012, but that is wrong. The book is to appear in December, but may not be widely available on bookstore shelves until February.