The Chicago School: How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business
Johan Van Overtveldt (Author)
November 01, 2008
6.16 X 0.88 X 8.94 inches | 1.26 pounds
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"This is an admirably detailed and thoroughly welcome history of a great centre of economic thought." -- The Economist "Overtveldt is at his best in his depiction of the ruthless yet stimulating internal culture of the department during these years. Workshops that might be polite but sleepy seminars at other campuses became 'bloodbaths' at Chicago. Graduate classes were exercises in 'terror.'" -- Kim Phillips-Fein, Chicago Tribune "Unique and fascinating." -- Publishers Weekly "I enjoyed the book very much. Instead of stopping at Friedman, Coase and Director, it also offers a comprehensive treatment of [many] neglected figures... it is a landmark in the history of economic thought." -- Tyler Cowen, "The Marginal Revolution"