Eric Britton, Lyon. 12 December 2012. A personal tribute for friends and family.
The news came in the middle of the night in the cold winter of Lyon. My professor, life example, and inspiration, Albert Hirschman has left us. And I am finally very glad, because those last few years of illness were far too harsh for any man or woman to bear.
I have a hard time in organizing my thoughts this cold morning, but two things I do know and would like to share with you. The first being that Albert Hirschman was a great man and a huge influence in the field that he had chosen for his own, economics in the broadest sweep of the term. But well beyond that. Continue reading