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.

Eric S. Maskin (Harvard University)

Simon W. Bowmaker

Subjects: economics and finance, methodology of economics


Eric Maskin was born in New York City in 1950 and graduated with an AB in mathematics from Harvard University in 1972 before obtaining both an AM and a PhD in applied mathematics from Harvard in 1974 and 1976 respectively. Between 1976 and 1977, he was a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge and then moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught economics until 1984. Between 1985 and 2000, he was Professor of Economics at Harvard University and then became the Albert O. Hirschman Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. In 2012, he returned to Harvard University as Professor of Economics. Professor Maskin’s research interests span diverse areas of economic theory, including game theory, the economics of incentives, contract theory, income inequality, social choice theory, and political economy. His mostcited articles in chronological order include ‘Monopoly with Incomplete Information’, RAND Journal of Economics (1984), co-authored with John Riley, ‘The Folk Theorem in Repeated Games with Discounting or with Incomplete Information’, Econometrica (1986), co-authored with Drew Fudenberg, ‘Unforeseen Contingencies and Incomplete Contracts’, Review of Economic Studies (1999), co-authored with Jean Tirole, ‘Credit and 286 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Bowmaker-Art_and_Practice_Economics_Research / Division: 15Maskin /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 9/7 JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 2 SESS: 5 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48 2012 Eric S. Maskin 287 Efficiency in Centralized and Decentralized Economies’, Review of Economic Studies (1995), co-authored with Mathias Dewatripont, and ‘Nash Equilibrium and Welfare...

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