I couldn't access the article. Could anyone either copy and paste it to me (privately so as not to distrub others) or perhaps just give me a briefy summary? Thank you.
David Levenstam In a message dated 8/4/03 8:07:18 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: >I did not quite mean that most economists were as clever as Levitt. I >meant > >only that the kinds of problems Levitt works on are now pretty standard. > >Crime has been a common topic among economists for decades. The reference > >to Levitt's work on real estate agents is basically just agency theory, > >again a topic for empirical work for some years. I do not mean to denigrate > >Levitt's creativity, which is simply huge. My complaint was about the >way > >the Times told the story. They made it sound as if economists sit around > >all day making vague philosophical observations about capitalism and > >socialism, or something like that, rather than working on the small problems > >that most of us spend most of our time working on. > >Bill Sjostrom