Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jack Master of all Trades

My macro professor recalls the words of George Shackle from Uncertainty in Economics in his syllabus:
To be a complete economist, a man need only be a mathematician, a philosopher, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a historian, a geographer, and a student of politics; a master of prose exposition; and a man of the world with experience of practical business and finance, an understanding of the problems of administration, and a good knowledge of four or five languages. All this is, of course, in addition to familiarity with the economic literature itself.
Expect to see many more posts from my classes/readings over the course of the next few months.

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