No texto de abertura, James Heckman, prêmio Nobel de Economia em 2000, destaca:
I have known Ricardo for
almost 30 years, starting with his entry as a student into the Ph.D. program in economics at
the University of Chicago [...] First impressions can be deceptive. In the case of Ricardo Paes de Barros, they are not. Any new acquaintance rapidly learns his intelligence, his sincerity, his clarity of mind, and his sense of purpose. [...]
Dica do Laurini.
P.S.: Este é o mesmo Ricardo Paes de Barros que a atual diretoria do IPEA queria afastar?