David Henderson is a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the editor of the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is also an emeritus professor of economics with the naval postgraduate school. He is the Wall Street Journal’s go-to writer for pieces on Nobel prizes and deaths in economics, which we talk about today, exploring a list of favorites. He tells us of their contributions to the field and some stories.

Never miss another AdamSmithWorks update.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Subscribe to The Great Antidote in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed.

There is 1 comment.

Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.
  1. Dr.Guido Member

    Dr. Henderson’s story about knocking on doors and asking ‘can you talk?’ is not all that different from when I was at an American Economics Convention in San Francisco.

    To wit, I walked into a large room and saw Milton Friedman on the other side and as I started to walk towards him, a flood of people, not including Friedman, started walking towards me. I was less than nobody so I looked behind me to see that I was a few feet in front of the towering John Kenneth Galbraith. Friedman was alone( ! ) so screwed up my courage and introduced myself and blurted out “I have 3 heroes…Duke Snider, Luciano Pavarotti and YOU!” He laughed, said he was delighted to be  in such great company, and graciously gave me, then a mere International Econ grad student, a solid 15-20 minutes of one-on-one time, as the rest of the room fawned over JKG (whose son I knew and didn’t like, anyway).

    Other than meeting and spending some significant time with Alan Shepard, years later, it was one of my 2 greatest ‘celebrity encounters’ in my life.

    • #1
Become a member to join the conversation. Or sign in if you're already a member.