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Subscribing to feeds has some unexpected surprises. I did not know JPE always has a quote in each issue (who would, naturally, as we now all read electronic papers!), until I glimpse the following interesting quote on my Feedly:

It Takes More than Economics to Be a Great Economist

But nobody can be a great economist who is only an economist—and I am even tempted to add that the economist who is only an economist is likely to become a nuisance if not a positive danger.

[F. A. Hayek, “The Dilemma of Specialization,” in The State of the Social Sciences, edited by Leonard D. White (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1956), p. 463]

Suggested by James J. Heckman

Ah, how true! Like what my high school physics teacher used to say what if we were all to become physicists, economists knowing only economics are surely to be a worse danger. Lethal, contagious, and ruthless.

Source: Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 122, No. 5 (October 2014), p. Back Cover
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/679334.

Other useful feeds for economics and finance journals:

  • Econometrica: here
  • The Journal of Finance: here
  • The Review of Economic Studies: here
  • The Review of Financial Studies: here
  • Journal Financial Economics: here
20:53:59, Oct 10, 2014
bzy@Fontainebleau