问到董静宜为什么会选择经济作为自己的专业时，她借用凯恩斯的一段话概括了原因：“The study of economics does not seem to require any specialized gifts of an unusually high order. Is it not…a very easy subject compared with the higher branches of philosophy or pure science? An easy subject, at which very few excel! The paradox finds its explanation, perhaps, in that the master-economist must possess a rare COMBINATION of gifts. He must be mathematician, historian, statesman, philosopher—in some degree.