American Experience
A Brilliant Madness: American Nobel Economists
James Tobin

Tobin won the 1981 Nobel for his analysis of the relationship between financial markets and the investment decisions of families and businesses. His friend from Naval officer training, writer Herman Wouk, would later base a character in The Caine Mutiny on Tobin, describing him as having "a domed forehead, measured quiet speech, and a mind like a sponge."

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