On the conversation and rhetoric of economics

Rhetoric, forthcoming in Handbook of Economics and Ethics, edited by Esther Mirjam Sent and Jan Peil

Arjo's latest book, Speaking of Economics: How to Be in the Conversation (Routledge, 2007) is available and the Speaking of Economics website awaits your comments on selected chapters. Order information

"Economics is a bunch of conversations" -- Arjo Klamer

"Would but that the conversation of economics were characterized by the humor, humility, and humanity with which Arjo Klamer composed this marvelous book. Fortunately, I think the 'bunch of conversations' that make up the discipline of economics will be better — more tolerant of dissenters, more inclusive of outsiders, more relevant to students and everyday economists — when economists accept Klamer's invitation to see how strange their conversational habits really are. And what it takes to change them." David Ruccio, University of Notre Dame

With Deirdre McCloskey and Stephen Ziliak: "Is There Life After Samuelson's Economics? Changing the Textbooks," Real World Economics Review, no. 42, 15 May 2007. The article is in reference to the authors' forthcoming textbook,The Economic Conversation.

Arjo Klamer's Conversations with Economists: a review from Fortune magazine

Het leven is KORT": Een verslag van de voordrachten van Arjo Klamer, Jan Hoet (foto) en Wilbert van Herwijnen op 14 oktober 2004. Universiteit van Tilburg.

"Borders Matter": A lecture and music converse Socrateslezen, 10 December 2001, Utrecht