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Who’s Who in Economics, Third Edition

Edited by the late Mark Blaug, former Professor Emeritus, University of London and Professor Emeritus, University of Buckingham, UK
This major reference work has been thoroughly revised, updated and extended for the third edition. It is the only biographical dictionary of major economists to appear in any language. As an extensive and authoritative guide to economists both past and present who have made a substantial contribution to the subject, it provides biographical, bibliographical and critical information on over one thousand living economists and some five hundred deceased economists.
Extent: 1,264 pp
Hardback Price: $552.00 Web: $496.80
Publication Date: 1999
ISBN: 978 1 85898 886 3
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic History
  • History of Economic Thought
• a thoroughly revised, updated and extended third edition containing the most cited economists from 1984–1996
• the only biographical dictionary of major economists to appear in any language
• provides critical information on over 1,000 living economists and some 500 deceased economists
• includes a country index and an index of major fields of work
• each of the more than 1,600 entries gives pertinent biographical data

This major reference work has been thoroughly revised, updated and extended for the third edition. It is the only biographical dictionary of major economists to appear in any language. As an extensive and authoritative guide to economists both past and present who have made a substantial contribution to the subject, it provides biographical, bibliographical and critical information on over one thousand living economists and some five hundred deceased economists.

Each of the entries gives pertinent biographical data, a select bibliography, an assessment of the economist’s distinctive contribution and a listing of those critical studies important for an understanding of his or her work. One particularly useful aspect of the book is that the living entrants themselves provided data on what they believe to be their major contribution to economics, thus offering a unique self criticism of their work.

The living economists have been selected by the objective method of identifying the most frequently cited economists in the social sciences citation index. The entrants are not confined to economists working in the English language but include all major economists on a worldwide basis. The book includes a country index as well as an index of major fields of work.
‘. . . as one reviewer said of the second edition, what was an interesting experiment became a standard work of reference. With this third edition it is now a vital resource for the profession. . .’
– Roger Middleton, Journal of the History of Economic Thought

‘Who’s Who in Economics is indispensable for any library and department of economics, as well as for individual scholars playing an active role in the academic community. No other source presents so many facts on the leading economists as conveniently and reliably. . . . Blaug’s volume is not only an outstanding source of information on individual economists, but it also provides a rich database for research on the economics profession. Thus, several academic articles systematically analysed the second edition, and Blaug explicitly invites research based on the third edition.’
– Bruno S. Frey and Reiner Eichenberger, Kyklos

‘. . . valuable reference book. . . . Such an inviting book. . . . Thumbing through the entries in Who’s Who in Economics does give a unique insight into the concerns and findings of the world’s leading economists. . .’
– Robert Whaples, EH.Net
Contents: Preface to the Third Edition • Preface to the Second Edition • Abbreviations • General • Associations, Institutions, Publishers • Journals • Geographic • Who’s Who in Economics • Appendices