The Essence of Stigler

The Essence of Stigler

Editors: Kurt R. Leube, Thomas Gale Moore
ISBN: 978-0-8179-8462-5
Publication Date: 10/1/1986
Pages: 377

The twenty-four essays that appear in this volume exemplify the scholarly brilliance and intellectual curiosity that has marked the world of Nobel laureate George J. Stigler, who has been acknowledged as one of the foremost architects of twentieth-century economic thought. Stigler has said that "the purpose of economics is not to preach, nor is it to build elaborate theoretical models of hypothetical economies; its purpose is to study the world around us in order to better understand its workings." Stigler's writings indicate a lifetime spent in that pursuit. He has continually questioned accepted theories and infused those theories with his own unique perceptions; his writing and lecturing have always been marked with clarity, humor, and style. The essays published here are a small but significant part of his work, which can only indicate the breadth of his intellect and the extraordinary scope of his interest, which embraces microeconomics, the history of economic thought, and all aspects of political economy.

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Kurt R. Leube

In addition to his Hoover appointment as a research fellow, Kurt R. Leube serves as a guest professor at several leading European and South American universities. Educated in Germany and Austria, he is internationally recognized as one of the closest disciples of the late F. A. von Hayek (Nobel Prize 1974).


Thomas Gale Moore

Thomas Gale Moore is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who specializes in international trade, deregulation, and privatization. His current research focuses on global warming, environmental issues, regulatory issues, and privatization in former communist countries. He is also working on evolutionary psychology and its relationship to religion and economics.continued

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