About the Author

About the Author

Louis Putterman is a long-time professor of economics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. As a graduate student and young faculty member, he carried out field research among peasant farmers in rural Tanzania and China. His edited (and later co-edited) Reader on the organizational economics of business enterprises (The Economic Nature of the Firm) was adopted in leading universities and business schools and has recently appeared in its third edition. Mid-career, he developed new areas of expertise on the evolution of human economies over the millennia and on the behavioral and experimental economics of human social interaction. He has published more than one hundred scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and books and has authored, co-authored, or edited seven books, including Division of Labor and Welfare (1990), Economics, Values and Organization (1998), and Dollars and Change: Economics in Context (2001).  The Good, the Bad, and the Economy is his first book written for a general audience.

Louis lives with his wife in Concord, Massachusetts.  Together, they have two young adult children.  Louis also has an adult daughter dependent on round-the-clock nursing care due to brain injury suffered at birth.

Click here to see posts from Louis’ blog at PsychologyToday.com

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