The Art and Practice of Economics Research

The Art and Practice of Economics Research

Lessons from Leading Minds

Simon W. Bowmaker

The Art and Practice of Economics Research provides an in-depth look into the research methods of leading economists from across the United States and Europe. This innovative volume contains 25 interviews with practicing economists, presenting insightful personal accounts into an often-misunderstood field.

Charles F. Manski (Northwestern University)

Simon W. Bowmaker

Subjects: economics and finance, methodology of economics

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Charles F. Manski was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1948 and graduated with both a BS and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970 and 1973 respectively. Professor Manski has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, 1973–1980, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1979–1983, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1983–98, and Northwestern University, where he currently serves as the Board of Trustees Professor of Economics. Professor Manski’s primary research interests are econometrics, judgment and decision, and the analysis of social policy. His most-cited articles in chronological order include ‘The Estimation of Choice Probabilities from Choice Based Samples’, Econometrica (1977), co-authored with Steven Lerman, ‘The Structure of Random Utility Models’, Theory and Decision (1977), ‘Identification of Endogenous Social Effects: The Reflection Problem’, Review of Economic Studies (1993), ‘Economic Analysis of Social Interactions’, Journal of Economic Perspectives (2000), and ‘Measuring Expectations’, Econometrica (2004). His books include College Choice in America, co-authored with David Wise (Harvard University Press, 1983), Analog Estimation Methods in Econometrics (Chapman and Hall, 1988), Identification Problems in the Social Sciences (Harvard 264 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Bowmaker-Art_and_Practice_Economics_Research / Division: 14Manski /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 23/8 JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 2 SESS: 3 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48 2012 Charles F. Manski 265 University Press, 1995), Partial Identification of Probability Distributions (Springer-Verlag, 2003), Social Choice with Partial Knowledge of Treatment Response (Princeton University Press), and Identification for Prediction and Decision (Harvard...

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