economist quotes

For economist the real world is often a special case.Edgar R. Fiedler

I need something to fall back on if fame doesn't work. I'll have to become an economist or something.Nolan Gould

Economists have allowed themselves to walk into a trap where we say we can forecast, but no serious economist thinks we can. You don't expect dentists to be able to forecast how many teeth you'll have when you're 80. You expect them to give good advice and fix problems.Tim Harford

I think that whether you're on the right or on the left as an economist or as a policy maker, every serious analyst I know agrees that at some point you have to deal with entitlements.Peter Blair Henry

An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.Alfred A. Knopf

My mother died of lung cancer last year. I felt helpless. As an economist, I thought, 'What can I do?'Andrew Lo

There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.Herbert Marshall

I'm no economist. I don't even play one on TV. I'm just a husband, a father, a taxpayer.Mark McKinnon

I'm not an economist and we all know economists were created to make weather forecasters look good.Rupert Murdoch

What the war did was give me the opportunity of three years of continuous reading, and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced that I should become an economist.Douglass North

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.Will Rogers

I am looking forward to learning at the knee of Paul Ryan. He doesn't strike me as a politician. He strikes me as an economist.Todd Rokita

A natural way that an economist approaches a problem is to say, here's where I think the economy is going; this is what we need to deal with the problem.Christina Romer

I am a former economist. I never went to photography school to learn photography.Sebastiao Salgado

The business of a Political Economist is neither to recommend nor to dissuade, but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect, but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable, to use as the sole, or even the principal, guides in the actual conduct of affairs.Nassau William Senior

I spent many years of my life as an economist and demographer. I was finally distracted by writing my novels and poetry. I'm enormously happy that was the case. I feel that with writing I have found my metier.Vikram Seth

My ma is an economist. My dad is a software engineer.Suraj Sharma

Is human nature basically good or evil? No economist can embark upon his profession without considering this question, and yet they all seem to. And they all seem to think human nature is basically good, or they wouldn't be surprised by the effects of deregulation.Jane Smiley

Any reasonable economist will tell you that it's nearly impossible to isolate the impact of right-to-work laws on a state's job growth. A multitude of other factors intervene. However, one thing the numbers can show is that right-to-work laws have a negative effect on the wages of workers in that state.Eliot Spitzer

I'm an economist by training. And I know that what works is a permanent increase in buying power.Sarah Steelman