30 Jul '17, 2am

Not just Economics, but Humanomics

*Gary Saul Morson, a professor of the arts and humanities at Northwestern University, is co-author of Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities . and Morton Schapiro* *Morton Schapiro, a professor of economics and President of Northwestern University, is co-author of Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities . In a 2006 survey , American university professors were asked whether it was better to possess knowledge from numerous fields of study, or from just one. Among professors of psychology, 79% were enthusiastic about interdisciplinary learning, as were 73% of sociologists and 68% of historians. The least enthusiastic? Economists: only 42% surveyed said they agreed with the need to understand the world through a cross-disciplinary lens. As one observer put it bluntly : “Economists literally think they have nothing to lea...

Full article: https://dinmerican.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/not-just-econ...

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