[RePEc-announce] Fwd: The Economist | French economists: Toulouse v Paris

Christopher Baum kit.baum at bc.edu
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  French economists
Toulouse v Paris
A tale of two French economists and their rival schools


IF PHILOSOPHERS in France are national treasures, economists are dreary
specimens. But the discipline has some new star dust. One French economist,
Jean Tirole, won the Nobel prize for economics. Another, Thomas Piketty,
brought in rock-star quality when his book, “Capital”, became a bestseller
in English. When the IMF recently listed the world’s 25 best young
economists, seven (including Mr Piketty) were French.
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Kit Baum
Professor of Economics and Social Work, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA,
DIW Research Professor, Department of Macroeconomics, DIW Berlin, Berlin,
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