Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I wonder what Bob Solow thought of this one

This is an interesting first sentence to Mankiw, Romer, and Weil (1992): "This paper takes Robert Solow seriously."

Of course, at the time this came out Solow (1956) was certainly being eclipsed - and that is obviously what they had in mind, not that there was any flagrant disrespect of the man going on. Solow comes out quite well in the end, but I bet he had a good laugh the first time he read that intro.

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