The Chicago School by Johan Van Overtveldt
How the University of Chicago Assembled the Thinkers Who Revolutionized Economics and Business

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When Richard Nixon said “We are all Keynesians now” in 1971, few could have predicted that the next three decades would result in a complete transformation of the global economic landscape. The transformation was led by a small, relatively obscure group within the University of Chicago’s business school and its departments of economics and political science. These thinkers — including Milton Friedman, Gary Becker, George Stigler, Robert Lucas, and others — revolutionized economic orthodoxy in the second half of the 20th century, dominated the Nobel Prizes awarded in economics, and changed how business is done around the world. Written by a leading European economic thinker, The Chicago School is the first in-depth look at how this remarkable group came together. Exhaustively detailed, it provides a close recounting of the decade-by-decade progress of the Chicago School's evolution. As such, it's an essential contribution to the intellectual history of our time.

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Johan Van Overtveldt, PhD, is the director of the Belgium-based think tank VKW Metena, which treats a breadth of economics-related issues. He was formerly the chief economist for the Belgian newsmagazine Trends, and he contributes frequently to the Wall Street Journal Europe and other publications.
Published April 28, 2007 by Agate B2. 432 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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At its narrowest definition, "Chicago School" refers to a movement in economics whose central figure was Milton Friedman. At its broadest definition, the term refers to a system of research

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notes, index.The economics school of the University of Chicago has long been recognized as "both a Mecca and a Rome for economic science for its many Nobel prize winners in economics, its number of professors and graduates holding high-level economic positions in the national government, and the ...

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