Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ronald Coase

Ronald Coase has died, inspiration and hope for those of us who don't write 10 papers a year. But they have to be good ones.

Two insightful retrospectives:

David Henderson, in the Wall Street Journal, also here at Hoover (no paywall)

Dylan Matthews in the Washington Post "Wonkblog" "Here are five of his papers you need to read"

When I got to Chicago, it seemed that people, especially graduate students, would shout "Coase theorem" at totally random moments. The pattern has since started to make some sense.