Malthus and the Most Cited Economist in the World
| Nicolai Foss |
Who is the world's most cited economist? I thought Ronald Coase. When I asked some of my economist colleagues they virtually all came up with either Kenneth Arrow or John Maynard Keynes.
No, says Geoff Hodgson, Research Professor at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and one of today's leading "heterodox" economists. It's Oliver Williamson. Geoff says so announcing the following event:
Williamson will give the Second Malthus Lecture, organized by Geoff Hodgson, at 6pm on Thursday 19th October at the University of Hertfordshire, in the Fielder Centre in Hatfield, UK. All are welcome. The topic of Williamson's lecture will be: "Corporate Governance and Economic Organization: A Contractual and Organizational Perspective." The First Malthus Lecture — commemorating the Hertfordshire economist Thomas Robert Malthus — was given by Nobel Laureate Douglass North in May 2005.
I am sure the management-gurus-turned-economics-bashers that I critized in my post of yesterday will be delighted by the association between Malthus — who was the reason why economics was christened the "dismal science" — and Williamson!