Worldly philosopher: The odyssey of Albert Hirschman

Jeremy Adelman interviewed by Romesh Vaitilingam, 28 Oct 2013

Jeremy Adelman of Princeton University talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about his biography of the economist and social scientist Albert Hirschman. They discuss Hirschman’s ideas about economic development, ‘optimal’ crises and what is perhaps his most famous book among economists, "Exit, Voice and Loyalty". Adelman also speculates on what the citation would have said had Hirschman won the Nobel Prize – and explains why we should read Hirschman now. The interview was recorded in London in May 2013.

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Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, Princeton University