Thursday, May 05, 2005

Avinash Dixit

Avinash Dixit is a John J. F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University. He was recently inducted to the US Academy of Sciences. He was a student of Nobel prize winning economist Paul Samuelson @MIT.

A recent read that interested me is a comment by Dixit on Samuelson's paper titled 'Where Ricardo and Mill Rebut and Confirm Arguments of Mainstream Economists Supporting Globalization' (also discussed directly by Arvind Panagariya)..

'Samuelson Says Nothing About Trade Policy' (with Gene Grossman) - Even though the authors agree with the logical possibility of the theoritical proposition of Samuleson's paper, they question the policy implications!!

Professor Dixit's interests span the areas of microeconomic theory, game theory, international trade, industrial organization, growth and development theories, public economics, political economy, and the new institutional economics. I would like to read more of his work before I can write anything!


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