Jim O’Neill, the Goldman Sachs economist who coined the acronym BRICs, is the leading expert on emerging markets.
He also has a profound understanding of foreign exchange markets and he earned his Ph.D studying oil prices.
Business Insider recently asked O’Neill what economists and books shaped the way he thinks.
“Gosh where to start?” he said.
What follows is a tight list of economists — some well-known and some obscure. The list includes old and new books including O’Neill’s “Bible.”
'Robert Solow's work on Growth Theory, greatly influenced my belief, thinking and framing the context for the early BRIC research that became so popular.'
'My thinking about research on FX was greatly influenced by research by each of Dornbusch and his theories of exchange rate overshooting.'
'For broader macro economics, the Dornbusch and Fischer
'On a number of monetary and cyclical research issues, I was brought up believing that Martin Feldstein's works deserve huge respect, and I still have huge respect for him.'
And up and beyond all of this ,anything to do with travel and real life stories about urban change, whether it be the UK Industrial Revolution, the Californian Gold Rush, and lots and lots of books I have read in the past decade, and continue to do about China and India. 2 of the best are
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