Education: Economics at Harvard

Harvard University's economics department has some 60 able faculty members, including two Nobel prizewinners and the ubiquitous John Kenneth Galbraith and John Dunlop, who is due to be named Secretary of Labor. This array of talent alone should make the department second to none. Apparently that is not the case. One of the Nobel laureate economics professors, Russian-born Wassily Leontief, 68, has announced that, after 44 years on the faculty, he will resign from Harvard this summer to teach at New York University. His reasons for departing: the department's curriculum is "too narrow"...

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