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Breit, William

Overview
Works: 40 works in 278 publications in 5 languages and 10,152 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HB76, 330.0922
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Most widely held works about William Breit
 
Most widely held works by William Breit
Lives of the laureates : seven Nobel economists by William Breit( )

81 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 5,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lives of the Laureates offers readers an informal history of modern economic thought as told through autobiographical essays by eighteen winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics. The essays not only provide unique insights into major economic ideas of our time but also shed light on the processes of intellectual discovery and creativity. This fourth edition adds five new Nobel laureates to its list of contributors: Gary S. Becker, recipient in 1992; John C. Harsanyi, co-recipient in 1994; Robert E. Lucas, Jr., recipient in 1995; Myron S. Scholes, co-recipient in 1997; and James J. Heckman, co-recipient in 2000. This edition also includes a new afterword by the editors, "Lessons from the Laureates."" "Lives of the Laureates collects revised presentations from a continuing lecture series at Trinity University in San Antonio, for which Nobelists from American universities are invited to give an account of "My Evolution as an Economist." Some common motivating themes emerge: the importance of real world events and a desire for relevance - as seen in James Tobin's decision to enter economics in order to understand the ruin caused by the Great Depression and in Gary Becker's recourse to economics to help him understand inequality, race, and class; the influence of great teachers - several cite the charismatic Milton Friedman; the right conditions for creativity and intellectual discovery - as found at the University of Chicago starting in the late 1940s and the Rand Corporation in the 1950s; and the role of chance in their careers - the "lucky accidents" that set them on one path rather than another. Together, these individual accounts give what the editors call a "comprehensive picture of the diverseness, richness and profundity that is the hallmark of contemporary economic thought in America.""--BOOK JACKET
Readings in microeconomics by William Breit( Book )

57 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The academic scribblers by William Breit( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Academic Scribblers offers a thoughtful and highly literate summary of modern economic thought. It presents the story of economics through the lives of twelve major modern economists, beginning with Alfred Marshall and concluding with Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. In a very real sense, this book picks up where Robert Heilbroner's classic The Wordly Philosophers leaves off. Whereas Heilbroner begins with Smith and ends with Joseph Schumpeter, Breit and Ransom bring the story of modern American and British economic theory up to the 1980s. The Academic Scribblers is an elegant summary of modern economic policy debate and an enticement into a happy engagement with the "dismal science" of economics."
The antitrust penalties : a study in law and economics by Kenneth G Elzinga( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The academic scribblers; American economists in collision by William Breit( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and ceremony : the institutional economics of C.E. Ayres by William Breit( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antitrust penalty reform : an economic analysis by William Breit( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The antitrust casebook : milestones in economic regulation by William Breit( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18 wei nuo bei er jing ji xue jia de gu shi( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mi vida como economista : diez premios noveles by Leite Bu( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi qi wei zhu ming de jing ji xue jia zai nuo bei mi jing ji xue jiang jiang tan shang de yan jiang
Lives of the Laureates Twenty-three Nobel Economists by William Breit( )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons from the Laureates by William Breit( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper uses as source material twenty-three autobiographical essays by Nobel economists presented since 1984 at Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) and published in Lives of the Laureates (MIT Press). A goal of the lecture series is to enhance understanding of the link between biography and the development of modern economic thought. We explore this link and identify common themes in the essays, relying heavily on the words of the laureates. Common themes include the importance of real-world events coupled with a desire for rigor and relevance, the critical influence of teachers, the necessity of scholarly interaction, and the role of luck or happenstance. Most of the laureates view their research program not as one planned in advance but one that evolved via the marketplace for ideas. -- Nobel economists ; economic thought ; autobiography
Microeconomía by William Breit( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in Spanish and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problemi di microeconomia( Book )

in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jing ji xue jia de xue shu si xiang : di san ban by William Breit( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wages fund theory : a historical analysis and reconsideration by William Breit( )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of laureates : seven noble economists( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kin'yū keizai no shinka ni kiyo shita nōberushō keizai gakushatachi : sekigaku no gakkyū seikatsu kōenroku( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No-pei-erh chih lu( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lives of the laureates : seven Nobel economists
Alternative Names

controlled identityJevons, Marshall

Breit, Bill 1933-2011

Breit, William, 1933-2011

Breit, William L. 1933-2011

Breit, William Leo 1933-2011

Elzinga, Kenneth G., 1941-

William L. Breit Amerikaans econoom (1933-2011)

William L. Breit economista estadounidense

William L. Breit economista estatunidenc

William L. Breit économiste américain

Брейт, Уильям

브레이트, 윌리엄

ウィリアム・ブレイト

ブリート, ウイリアム

ブレイト, ウィリアム

Languages
English (219)

Chinese (12)

Spanish (10)

Japanese (4)

Italian (4)

Covers
The academic scribblersThe antitrust casebook : milestones in economic regulationLives of the Laureates Twenty-three Nobel Economists