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Distances Matter

Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136899
eISBN:
9781400838905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136899.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The linguistic, genetic, and cultural distances discussed in Chapter 3 have important applications, and many economists have shown that they matter greatly. This chapter focuses on inter-country ... More


Samuelsonian Economics and the Twenty-First Century

Michael Szenberg, Lall Ramrattan, and Aron A. Gottesman (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199298839
eISBN:
9780191711480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298839.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This book presents the scientific works of Paul Samuelson, the leading neoclassical economist, which would attract research and study in the 21st century. The subject matter includes his ... More


The Principles of Economic Science

Athol Fitzgibbons

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

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292883
eISBN:
9780191596247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292880.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Laments that many economists are ignorant of Smith's ideas. It explains that Smith's objective was not to increase international trade, and briefly considers his theories of value and money.


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