For anyone who seeks to understand the economy, this book is pure inspiration. What could be better than looking into the minds and souls of the world's greatest economic thinkers? -- N. Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Roger W. Spencer is Vernon F. Taylor Professor of Economics at Trinity University, San Antonio. David A. Macpherson is E. M. Stevens Professor of Economics at Trinity University, San Antonio. Kenneth J. Arrow, who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1972, is Joan Kenny Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research at Stanford University. Paul Samuelson (1915-2009) received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1970. He was Institute Professor, Emeritus; Professor of Economics, Emeritus; and Gordon Y. Billard Fellow at MIT. His influential Economics: An Introductory Analysis is the most widely used economics textbook ever published. James Tobin, who received the Nobel prize in economics in 1981, is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale. Franco Modigliani (1918-2003) was Professor Emeritus of Economics and Management at MIT, where he began teaching in 1960. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1985. James M. Buchanan, awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, was Professor Emeritus at George Mason University. Robert M. Solow is Institute Professor of Economics. James J. Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He was a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 2000. He is the coauthor (with Alan B. Krueger) of Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? (MIT Press). Edward C. Prescott is Regents' Professor at the University of Minnesota and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Edmund S. Phelps is McVickar Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University and founder of Columbia's Center on Capitalism and Society. He was the 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics. Institute for Advanced Study Joseph Stiglitz, a 2001 Nobel Laureate, is University Professor at Columbia University. Paul Krugman is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University and a New York Times columnist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2008. Peter Diamond is John and Jennie S. McDonald Professor of Economics at MIT. He received the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics.