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Adam Smith and the ClassicsThe Classical Heritage in Adam Smith's Thought

Adam Smith and the Classics: The Classical Heritage in Adam Smith's Thought

Gloria Vivenza

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296669
eISBN:
9780191597008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296665.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Adam Smith's thought was indebted to the classical training prevailing in the educational system of his day. A careful reading of all his writings can prove the extent of this debt. Classical ... More

Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and VirtueThe Moral and Political Foundations of The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith's System of Liberty, Wealth, and Virtue: The Moral and Political Foundations of The Wealth of Nations

Athol Fitzgibbons

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292883
eISBN:
9780191596247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292880.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Adam Smith's System is a study in classical economic thought and methodology. It portrays Adam Smith as a Stoic philosopher who wanted virtue to be relevant to this life rather than to ... More

The Affluent Society Revisited

The Affluent Society Revisited

Mike Berry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686506
eISBN:
9780191766374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686506.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book looks at the background to and causes of the global economic crisis that erupted in 2008 and is with us still. It does this by revisiting a classic book of the past, John Kenneth ... More

Beautiful Game TheoryHow Soccer Can Help Economics

Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

A wealth of research in recent decades has seen the economic approach to human behavior extended over many areas previously considered to belong to sociology, political science, law, and other ... More

Categories and ContextsAnthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Simon Szreter, Hania Sholkamy, and A. Dharmalingam (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Throughout its history as a social science discipline, demography has been associated with an exclusively quantitative orientation for studying population problems. An important outcome of this is ... More

Complexity and EvolutionToward a New Synthesis for Economics

Complexity and Evolution: Toward a New Synthesis for Economics

David S Wilson and Alan Kirman (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035385
eISBN:
9780262337717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035385.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Two widely heralded yet contested approaches to economics have emerged in recent years. One follows an older, rather neglected approach which emphasizes evolutionary theory in terms of individuals ... More

Complexity and the Art of Public PolicySolving Society's Problems from the Bottom Up

Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society's Problems from the Bottom Up

David Colander and Roland Kupers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169132
eISBN:
9781400850136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169132.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Complexity science—made possible by modern analytical and computational advances—is changing the way we think about social systems and social theory. Unfortunately, economists’ policy models have not ... More

A Cooperative SpeciesHuman Reciprocity and Its Evolution

A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution

Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151250
eISBN:
9781400838837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151250.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Why do humans, uniquely among animals, cooperate in large numbers to advance projects for the common good? Contrary to the conventional wisdom in biology and economics, this generous and civic-minded ... More

The EconocracyThe Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts

The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts

Joe Earle, Cahal Moral, and Zach Ward-Perkins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526110121
eISBN:
9781526120748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110121.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

One hundred years ago the idea of ‘the economy’ didn’t exist. Now, improving ‘the economy’ has come to be seen as one of the most important tasks facing modern societies. Politics and policymaking ... More

Economic Morality and Jewish Law

Economic Morality and Jewish Law

Aaron Levine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199826865
eISBN:
9780190261368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book compares the way in which welfare economics and Jewish law determine the propriety of an economic action, whether by a private citizen or the government. Espousing what philosophers would ... More

Economics and the VirtuesBuilding a New Moral Foundation

Economics and the Virtues: Building a New Moral Foundation

Jennifer A. Baker and Mark D. White (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198701392
eISBN:
9780191770661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701392.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

While ethics has been an integral part of economics since the days of Adam Smith (if not Aristotle), many modern economists dismiss ethical concerns in favor of increasing formal mathematical and ... More

The Formation of EconometricsA Historical Perspective

The Formation of Econometrics: A Historical Perspective

Duo Qin

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292876
eISBN:
9780191596803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292872.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought, Econometrics

This book traces the formation of econometric theory during the period 1930–1960. It focuses upon the process of how econometrics was formed from mathematical and scientific processes in order to ... More

General Equilibrium Theory of Value

General Equilibrium Theory of Value

Yves Balasko

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146799
eISBN:
9781400838912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146799.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The concept of general equilibrium, one of the central components of economic theory, explains the behavior of supply, demand, and prices by showing that supply and demand exist in balance through ... More

The Genesis of MacroeconomicsNew Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton

The Genesis of Macroeconomics: New Ideas from Sir William Petty to Henry Thornton

Antoin E. Murphy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199543229
eISBN:
9780191715709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543229.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, History of Economic Thought

This is a book about the discovery of macroeconomic ideas and concepts long before the term macroeconomics had been coined. The cast of authors varies from doctors and physicians (Sir William Petty ... More

A History of EconometricsThe Reformation from the 1970s

A History of Econometrics: The Reformation from the 1970s

Duo Qin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679348
eISBN:
9780191758416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679348.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics, History of Economic Thought

This book is a sequel of Qin's previous OUP volume The Formation of Econometrics: A Historical Perspective. That book traces the history roughly during the period 1930-1960. The present book is ... More

How Many Languages Do We Need?The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

Victor Ginsburgh and Shiomo Weber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136899
eISBN:
9781400838905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136899.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

In the global economy, linguistic diversity influences economic and political development as well as public policies in positive and negative ways. It leads to financial costs, communication ... More

Investors and Exploiters in Ecology and EconomicsPrinciples and Applications

Investors and Exploiters in Ecology and Economics: Principles and Applications

Luc-Alain Giraldeau, Philipp Heeb, and Michael Kosfeld (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036122
eISBN:
9780262339803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036122.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

In the natural world, some agents (investors) employ strategies that provide resources, services, or information while others (exploiters) achieve gain through these efforts. Such behavior coexists ... More

Jacob MincerA Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics

Jacob Mincer: A Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics

Pedro N. Teixeira

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199211319
eISBN:
9780191705748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211319.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book presents the work of one of the most important economists of the second half of the 20th century, Jacob Mincer. Mincer played a central role in shaping contemporary labor economics, namely ... More

John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Antoin E. Murphy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Despite his popular reputation as a rake and a gambler, John Law (1671–1729) left a remarkable legacy of economic concepts at a time when economic conceptualization was very much at an embryonic ... More

Kantian Ethics and EconomicsAutonomy, Dignity, and Character

Kantian Ethics and Economics: Autonomy, Dignity, and Character

Mark White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768948
eISBN:
9780804777636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768948.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book introduces the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant—in particular, the concepts of autonomy, dignity, and character—to economic theory, explaining the importance of integrating these two ... More

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