The Joys of Yiddish and Economics

The Independent Review, Forthcoming

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-08

9 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2017 Last revised: 19 Feb 2017

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Daniel B. Klein

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Date Written: February 14, 2017

Abstract

Stories from Leo Rosten’s The Joys of Yiddish illustrate some points about economics and the human condition.

Keywords: Jewish, knowledge, interpretation, shadchen, kalikeh, nudnik

JEL Classification: D11, D21, D63, I11, J41

Suggested Citation

Klein, Daniel B., The Joys of Yiddish and Economics (February 14, 2017). The Independent Review, Forthcoming; GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2916854

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