Economics and biography

by on November 18, 2009 at 1:09 pm in Books, Economics | Permalink

I think of the biographer as standing up and demanding that economists take their own method seriously.  Surely the economist should at some point be required to explain something in the life of an actual human being.

That is from my (favorable) review of E. Roy Weintraub and Evelyn L. Forget, Economists' Lives: Biography and Autobiography in the History of Economics.  The review will be published in a journal called Biography.

1 Titular November 19, 2009 at 1:24 am

I believe that’s Evelyn Forget.

2 bob tollison November 19, 2009 at 10:45 am

Tyler, Take a look at Buchanan and Tollison, A theory of Truth in Autobiography, Kyklos, 1986.

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