Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot?  Economic Principals ordinarily leaves death to the obituary pages. Three unusually creative economists passed from the scene this year who were especially influential.

Nathan Rosenberg, Herbert Scarf and Douglass North were not just remarkable in their own rights; they were leaders of large and vibrant communities.

Rosenberg was remembered to good effect by Joel Mokyr, Joshua Gans, and Richard Langlois;  Scarf, by Timthy Taylor,  Barkley Rosser, and Sam Roberts in The New York Times; and North, by Margaret Levi and Barry Weingast, Robert D. Hershey Jr. in the Times, and by Gardner Brown and Dean Lueck in an interview in the Annual Review of Resource Economics.

A cup of kindness to their memories, then, to their families, and all good wishes for 2016 to EP readers everywhere.     


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