Photographs by Mariana Cook; Edited with an Introduction by Robert M. Solow

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February 3, 2020
200 pages, 10 x 11 1/2
90 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300249972

Providing illuminating profiles of ninety of the world’s most prominent economists—from Nobel Prize winners and former Federal Reserve Chairs to young scholars charting the future of the field—this stunning volume pairs full-page portraits by acclaimed photographer Mariana Cook with short essays by each of the sitters describing an aspect of their research. The essays were all written in response to questions posed by Nobel Laureate Robert M. Solow and reflect the wide diversity of issues that economists engage with. Together, the words and photographs offer a unique look into the world of economists and serve as an accessible entry point toward understanding the views shaping policy and research decisions by such luminaries as Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, Robert Shiller, Esther Duflo, and Steven Levitt.     

Mariana Cook is a photographer whose books include Mathematicians: An Outer View of an Inner World and Faces of Science: Portraits. She lives in New York City. Robert M. Solow was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1987. He lives in Lexington, MA.