The editors of American Economist invited the author to discuss professional aspects of his life as an economist as part of an ongoing series of similar discussions by others. The first full year of the Great Depression, 1930, is the date of the author's birth and the city of Chicago is the place. The work he chooses to do is not heavily armored with math and econometrics. It is focused on empirical and policy problems and on the logic of the theory that bears on these. He does regularly attend workshops in his field, and he recommends this as a method for keeping in touch with the profession, for learning from other attendees, and for exposing others to ideas that may come to his mind. He has been able to interact with some very fine economists while learning his trade. Once a work project is completed he quickly searches for another if he does not already have one in inventory.
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