Keywords:Financial Crisis, Instability, Rules, Basel
Contribution to a series of recollections and reflections on professional experiences of distinguished economists. The author recalls his entire career as an economist, starting from graduation at the University of Chicago in 1941. Reflecting on his personal experience, he concludes by arguing that between 1937 and 1942, the University of Chicago was a "fine place" to be an economist, and that the economists at the University covered a wide spectrum of thought. According to the author, at that time there was no dominant Chicago School. Paper originally published in the BNL Quarterly review,vol. 38 n. 154, September 1985 pp. 211-221.
JEL Codes: F3, G1, N1, B5