Economists Mariana Cook, Robert M. Solow

Publication date:
13 Dec 2019
Yale University Press
200 pages: 292 x 254mm
90 b-w illus.
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A unique and illuminating portrait of economists and their work

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 written by the sitters in response to questions posed by Nobel Laureate Robert M. Solow about their work. Together, the words and photographs offer a unique look into the world of economists and serve as an accessible entry point into the views shaping policy and research decisions by such luminaries as Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, Mario Draghi, Steven Levitt, Robert Shiller, Esther Duflo, Paul Krugman, and Susan Athey, among many others.

Mariana Cook is a photographer whose books include Mathematicians: An Outer View of the 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.