How to make an economist happy

From an interview with Guillermo Calvo, excerpted at the Bayesian Heresy:

I joined the central bank and worked under Julio H.G. Olivera, whose orders to me were, essentially: Go to the library, get a copy of Allen’s Mathematics for Economists and Hicks’ Value and Capital and don’t leave your room until you are done with them. I felt like I had reached Nirvana!

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