The Intellectual and the Market Place, And Other Essays.

STIGLER George J. (1963.)

£175.00  [First Edition]

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First edition, first printing. 8vo. 99, [1] pp. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt and red, top edge in red, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, dust jacket (spine panel of jacket very slightly faded, otherwise a near fine copy). Glencoe, IL: Free Press.

A collection of essays variously pertaining to the role of the intellectual in the academy as well public and economic life, including an exposition of Stigler's own 'Rule of Multiple Specialization'. Here Stigler's wit is given full reign: "All of the essays are lightly written, usually with an attempt to amuse, and perhaps sometimes with success" (preface). Indeed, a contemporary review in The Economist proclaimed that "Economics would never have been called the dismal science if there had been a nineteenth-century Stigler." The title essay was originally published separately in the previous year. 

Stigler won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1982, 'for his seminal studies of industrial structures, functioning of markets and causes and effects of public regulation', and was, along with Milton Friedman, a key leader of the Chicago School. 

Stock Code: 233993

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