Category: Economists

Christopher Pissarides | Photo by Peter Coy

Christopher A. Pissarides

  “I know you worry about the deficit but I think you worry about it too much. Keynesianism of the kind that guided policy after the Second World War no longer works, but there...

George Akerlof by Rachel Idzerda for the Globe and Mail

George Akerlof: A citizen of the profession

“Economic theorists, like French chefs in regard to food, have developed stylized models whose ingredients are limited by some unwritten rules. Just as traditional French cooking does not use seaweed or raw fish, so...

Paul A. Samuelson

Paul A. Samuelson: Cafeteria Keynesian

Paul A. Samuelson was born in 1915 in Indiana. When he was a little boy, his parents moved to Chicago, therefore he went to school there. He also pursued his bachelor studies in mathematics...

Friedrich Hayek by Rodrigo Moynihan, National Portrait Gallery, London

Friedrich August Von Hayek

Friedrich August Von Hayek (pronounced HI-YACK) was born in Vienna in 1899 to an academic family. His grandfather was a companion of Eugen Böhm von Bawerk, one of the pioneers of the Austrian School...