"In some quarters of our profession, the level of discussion has sunk to the level of a New Yorker article: coffee-table articles about "cute" topics, papers using "clever" instruments".
- James Heckman
"All great economists are tall. There are two exceptions: John Kenneth Galbraith and Milton Friedman".
- George Stigler
"Why do I have to read this? The paper contributes nothing - not even an
opinion or belief - on any of the substantive questions of macroeconomics".
- Robert Lucas "Comment on Ball and Mankiw"