They are all pairs of fathers and sons: John Bates Clark, John Maurice Clark Milton Friedman, David Friedman John Kenneth Galbraith, James Galbraith John Neville Keynes, John Maynard Keynes James Mill, John Stuart Mill Auguste Walras, Marie Esprit Leon Walras Sidney Weintraub, Eliot Roy WeintraubJames Galbraith once introduced his father with, "I have long hoped to have an occasion where I could refer to my father as an economist whose contributions might be compared with those of Keynes and Mill -- with particular reference to John Neville and to James. Tonight I find that I do have the opportunity, but I lack the nerve."
Whereas my father's comment was that all the great father/son economic teams had first names beginning with J. I don't know if he knew about the Walras exception. I think that would have been before Jamie Galbraith had become visible--but clearly his father had the right idea.
David, thanks for the comment.
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