Government economist by day, blogger by night
Games he likes to play: How to define and measure the economy, innovation, national accounting, intellectual property, development economics and of course the history of economics.
Favourite Toy: Archives and data
Bed-time story: Robert Heilbrohner’s The Worldly Philosophers; Deirdre McCloskey’s Economical Writings
Imaginary Friends: John Maynard Keynes, Daniel Defoe, Charles Davenant, Edward Misselden, Vincent de Gournay, Arthur Young and Simon Kuznets.
If found, please return to London or www.mitrakahn.com where all his papers and vaccinations can be found.
By this expert
Keynes passed away 70 years ago today, with his copyright now expiring, there is an opportunity to build a digital archive of all his work
I was going to call this blog post ‘Utility maximising agents in Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments’ but realised that was much too dull - even if it accurately describes my bedtime reading at the present moment.
There is a new economics rock-star touring the US by all accounts, and his name is Thomas Piketty.
The INET conference in Hong Kong is serious business.