Thursday, May 05, 2005

An Interview with Mankiw

Russell Roberts conducts an interview with Mankiw laregly covering his time at the CEA, but they also touch on a few other topics.

Here is the money quote about our President:

Roberts: What is your perception of the President as a consumer of economic

Mankiw: I think he's got a great intuition for economics—he doesn't think like an economist in the sense of thinking in terms of equations and graphs. He was an undergraduate history major and that's a pretty good description of how he thinks about things.

They also have an interesting exchange about the academic market for ideas.

Keywords: CEA, Mankiw

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