12+ James Tobin Quotes On Education

After the United States entered the war, I joined the Naval Reserve and spent ninety days in a Columbia University dormitory learning to be a naval officer. — James Tobin

I was born in Champaign in 1918. From the neighborhood elementary and intermediate schools, I went to the University High School in the twin city, Urbana. — James Tobin

The greatest good fortune of my return to Cambridge in 1946 was that there, in the spring, I met Elizabeth Fay Ringo. We were married a few months later. — James Tobin

My father also happened to be an intellectual, as learned, literate, informed, and curious as anyone I have known. Unobtrusively and casually, he was my wise and gentle teacher. — James Tobin

At the same time it offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind. For me, growing up in the 1930s, the two motivations powerfully reinforced each other. — James Tobin

From 1966 to 1970 I served as Chairman of the New Haven City Plan Commission. — James Tobin

At the time, my personal research objectives were to provide Keynesian economics with more rigorous foundations and to tighten and elaborate the logic of macroeconomic and monetary theory. — James Tobin

The crisis triggered a fertile period of scientific ferment and revolution in economic theory. — James Tobin

Most important, I have learned from my colleagues and students. — James Tobin

I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons. The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging, particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical reasoning and quantitative analysis. — James Tobin

The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters. — James Tobin

Yale places great stress on undergraduate and graduate teaching. I like teaching, and I do a lot of it. — James Tobin

Life Lessons by James Tobin

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  1. James Tobin's work emphasizes the importance of government intervention in the economy to ensure that markets are efficient and that all individuals have access to economic opportunities.
  2. Tobin's work on portfolio theory and the Tobin Tax has been influential in the development of modern economic theory and policy.
  3. His work also highlights the need for an equitable distribution of wealth and resources in order to ensure economic stability and prosperity for all.

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