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.

Carmen M. Reinhart (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Simon W. Bowmaker

Subjects: economics and finance, methodology of economics


Carmen Reinhart was born in Havana, Cuba in 1955 and graduated with a BA in economics from Florida International University in 1978 before obtaining an MA, an MPhil, and a PhD, all in economics, from Columbia University in 1980, 1981, and 1988 respectively. Between 1985 and 1986, she was Chief Economist at Bear Stearns, having joined the firm as an economist in its Research Department in 1982. After returning to Columbia to complete her doctorate, Professor Reinhart worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund between 1988 and 1996. She then moved to the University of Maryland, as Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy (1996–1999), Professor in the School of Public Policy and Department of Economics (2000–2009), and Professor in the Department of Economics and Director, Center for International Economics (2009–2010). She returned to the International Monetary Fund between 2001 and 2003 as Deputy Director and Senior Policy Advisor in its Research Department. Since November 2010, she has held the position of Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC. Professor Reinhart’s research interests focus on several topics in macroeconomics and international finance, including international capital flows, capital controls, inflation and commodity prices, banking and sovereign 377 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Bowmaker-Art_and_Practice_Economics_Research / Division: 20Reinhart /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 9/7 JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 2 SESS: 5 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48 2012 378 The art and practice of economics...

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