Monday, April 29, 2013

Mankiw Makes Music At Harvard

Professor Greg Mankiw, author of the leading textbook Principles of Economics, chairman of the Harvard University Department of Economics, and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors from 2003-2005 for President George W. Bush, also happens to be one of the foremost interpreters of Ludwig von Beethoven.  At Harvard's annual Arts First celebration, on April 27, 2013, Maestro Mankiw conducted the River Charles Ensemble in the first movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.  This free outdoor concert was a genuinely positive externality.