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In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future

In 100 Years: Leading Economists Predict the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Contributions by Palacios-Huerta, Ignacio
Contributions by Acemoglu, Daron
Contributions by Deaton, Angus
Contributions by Dixit, Avinash K.

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This pithy and engaging volume shows that economists may be better equipped to predict the future than science fiction writers. Economists' ideas, based on both theory and practice, reflect their knowledge of the laws of human interactions as well as years of experimentation and ...reflection. Although perhaps not as screenplay-ready as a work of fiction, these economists' predictions are ready for their close-ups. In this book, ten prominent economists -- including Nobel laureates and several likely laureates -- offer their ideas about the world of the twenty-second century. In scenarios that range from the optimistic to the guardedly gloomy, these thinkers consider such topics as the transformation of work and wages, the continuing increase in inequality, the economic rise of China and India, the endlessly repeating cycle of crisis and (projected) recovery, the benefits of technology, the economic consequences of political extremism, and the long-range effects of climate change. For example, 2013 Nobelist Robert Shiller provides an innovative view of future risk management methods using information technology; and Martin Weitzman raises the intriguing but alarming possibility of using geoengineering techniques to mitigate the inevitable effects of climate change. Contributors Daron Acemoglu, Angus Deaton, Avinash K. Dixit, Edward L. Glaeser, Andreu Mas-Colell, John E. Roemer, Alvin E. Roth, Robert J. Shiller, Robert M. Solow, Martin L. Weitzman
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ISBN 9780262528344
Released NZ 15 Aug 2015
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780262528344
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Released 15 Aug 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) Contributions by Palacios-Huerta, Ignacio
Contributions by Acemoglu, Daron
Contributions by Deaton, Angus
Contributions by Dixit, Avinash K.
Series The MIT Press
Category Econometrics
Number of Pages 216
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 330.900112
Weight 318g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Economic development - Forecasting
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text General/trade

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