The Art and Practice of Economics Research

The Art and Practice of Economics Research

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AmIn this book, Simon Bowmaker offers a remarkable collection of conversations with leading economists about research in economics. He has selected a broad sample of the great economists of our time, including people whose perspectives span most of the major subdivisions of economics research, from micro to macro, from theoretical to empirical, from rationalist to behavioral.A _ From the foreword by Roger B. Myerson, University of Chicago, US and 2007 Nobel Laureate in Economics AmThe Art and Practice of Economics Research is the book I wish I had when I was Apgrowing upAr as an economist. For anyone who is or wants to be an economic researcher, or anyone just interested in how economics ApworksAr, this is a terrific and inspirational resource.A _ David K. Levine, Washington University in St. Louis, US AmIt is hard to imagine an economist in the world who would not enjoy this book. It is fascinating, gripping, and full of the wisdom imparted by age and by scholarly lifeAs ups and downs.A _ Andrew J. Oswald, University of Warwick, UK AmAlthough each has followed his or her own road, these scholars share a passion for economics and a commitment to the research enterprise. The best economists lie sleepless, gripped by their questions.A _ Joshua Angrist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US AmThis is a wonderful book of interviews with some of the most respected economists in the world. It is full of insights into academic life, and clearly conveys the joy of doing economics research.A _ Jon Levin, Stanford University, US AmThe relaxed frame of the interviews gives interested parties exciting insights into the thoughts and concerns of leading economists and might well inspire some of the best young minds to continue with economics in their later lives.A _ Ernst Fehr, University of Zurich, Switzerland The Art and Practice of Economics Research provides an in-depth look into the research methods of leading economists from across the United States and Europe. This innovative volume contains 25 interviews with practicing economists, presenting insightful personal accounts into an often-misunderstood field. Contributors to this volume were asked to reflect on their own experience in economics research, including their methods of working, the process of scientific discovery and knowledge creation, and the challenges of successfully disseminating their work. The unique and compelling interview format showcases each contributorAs personal connection to his or her work, presenting a view of current economics research that is technical, comprehensive, and refreshingly human. Both students and current scholars in economics will find much to admire in this bookAs window into the inner workings of some of the brightest and best-known minds in the field. This volume would also make a great companion to the authorAs 2010 book, The Heart of Teaching Economics, which showcases the personal experiences of teachers and professors of economics.Statistically, we are the best social science at inferring causality from correlation and making solid inferences about very difficult ... However, it is still true that in all the economics PhD programs I know of, there are no required courses all PhDanbsp;...

Title:The Art and Practice of Economics Research
Author:Simon W. Bowmaker
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2012-01-01


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