The Passionate Economist by Diane Swonk
Finding the Power and Humanity Behind the Numbers

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"In this powerful and insightful book, Diane Swonk brings economics to life. I highly recommend The Passionate Economist to anyone who wants to use the lessons of our past to create a better future."
-Charles R. Schwab
Chairman and Co-CEO
The Charles Schwab Corporation

"Leave it to Diane Swonk to put a soul in statistics. Diane figured it out a long time ago. People matter. Their fears matter. Their hopes matter. Their dreams matter. Diane takes us into a world never before explored by an economist . . . the real one. A great read. A great book."
-Neil P. Cavuto
Vice President, Anchor and Managing Editor
Business News, Fox News Channel

"Growing up in Detroit, Diane Swonk saw friends and neighbors suffer hardship as a result of layoffs and corporate downsizing. Leveraging her intimate knowledge of the Midwestern economy, Diane rose to the top of her profession, applying insights into human nature to predict financial markets, economic policy, and key shifts in the global economy. This powerful and personal story by one of America's leading economists shows how economics touches the lives of real people. It explains where the American economy has been and where it is likely heading."
-Janet Yellen
Trefethen Professor of Business and Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley
Former Governor of the Federal Reserve and former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers

About Diane Swonk

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DIANE SWONK is the Director of Economics/Chief Economist and a Senior Vice President for Bank One Corporation in Chicago. Swonk currently manages the bank's Corporate Economics Group, has published several nationally acclaimed studies, and teaches for DePaul University's top-rated MBA program. She serves on several boards for both professional and civic organizations, and is a past president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), a title Alan Greenspan shared. Swonk is seen regularly on network and cable television, and is often quoted in leading print media including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. She earned her master's in economics with honors from the University of Michigan, and her MBA with honors from the University of Chicago.
Published January 10, 2003 by Wiley. 304 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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"I put economics on the same level as some people practice religion," declares Swonk in this chronicle of her professional growth, from accidentally enrolling in an economics class as a college student to becoming chief economist at Chicago's Bank One.

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