This book explores the most prominent economic explanations of the Great
Depression and how it affected the lives, experiences, and subsequent thinking of
economists who lived through that era. Presented in interview format, this
collection of conversations with Moses Abramovitz, Morris Adelman, Milton Friedman,
Albert Hart, Charles Kindleberger, Wassily Leontief, Paul Samuelson, Anna Schwartz,
James Tobin, Herbert Stein and Victor Zarnowitz provides a record of their
reflections on the economics of the Great Depression and on the major events which
occurred during those critical years. This volume is also another chapter in the
legacy of the interwar generation of economists and is intended as a token of
gratitude for the contributions they have made to the economics profession. Randall
Parker has given us a window into the lives of these gifted scholars and an
important glimpse into the world that shaped them.
Subjects: economics and finance, economic psychology
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