Speaking of Economics
How to Get in the Conversation
By (author) Arjo Klamer
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Speaking of Economics by Arjo Klamer
Book DescriptionMaking sense of economists and their world in a persuasive and entertaining style, Arjo Klamer, the author of a number of influential books including Conversation with Economists and The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric, shows that economics is as much about how people interact as it is about the models, the mathematics, the econometrics, the theories and the ideas that come from the enormous aggregate of economics literature. Knowing and understanding economics requires both bookwork and mingling with other economists. Viewing the subject as a collection of conversations, Klamer examines fundamental disagreements over the nature and purpose of the discipline, addressing how it is that a discipline that so permeates daily life is at once 'soft' and scientific, powerful and ignored, noble and disdained and in a reader-friendly style - without eschewing academic methodology demonstrates economics to be a living, breathing discipline rooted in the real world. Whether you are a student, academician, journalist, practising economist or interested outsider, Speaking of Economics will get you interested in a conversation about economics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415395113
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Arjo Klamer
Consequences of Economic Rhetoric, Paperback (June 2006)» View all books by Arjo Klamer
This volume is the result of a conference held at Wellesley College, involving both theoretical and applied economists, that explored the consequences of the rhetoric and the conversation of the field of economics.
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Author Biography - Arjo Klamer
Arjo Klamer is Professor of Cultural Economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Dean of the Academia Vitae.
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