Journal title HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT AND POLICY
Author/s Marina Bianchi
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/2 Language English
Pages 17 P. 57-73 File size 102 KB
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Few economists choose to write memoirs, and of those who do most adopt the "logic of my contributions£ approach. Tibor Scitovsky, Hungarian-born theorist who spent most of his career at Stanford and Berkeley, instead left us unpublished recollections, many of his childhood, others bearing on his personal philosophy (and shift therein) - of teaching, of the role of economic theory, of its imperfections. By their nature these Memoirs give us glimpses into his nimble, original thinking, without being weighed down with considerations of priority, answering critics, and so on. The paper tries to capture this spirit, frequently in Scitovsky’s own words.
Keywords: psychology and economics, imperfect competition, skilled consumption, Tibor Scitovsky
Jel codes: B30, B31
Marina Bianchi, A Joyful Economist. Scitovsky’s Memoirs in "HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT AND POLICY" 2/2012, pp 57-73, DOI: 10.3280/SPE2012-002003