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The Human Capital Labor Economist

Jacob Mincer

in Jacob Mincer: A Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199211319
eISBN:
9780191705748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211319.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This final chapter sums up the analysis of Jacob Mincer's prolific and interesting career. It also highlights the hallmarks of Mincer's approach to economic analysis. It points out his major ... More


Where Economics Went Wrong

David Colander and Craig Freedman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179209
eISBN:
9780691184050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179209.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Milton Friedman once predicted that advances in scientific economics would resolve debates about whether raising the minimum wage is good policy. Decades later, Friedman's prediction has not come ... More


Islam, Economics and Finance

Ibrahim Warde

in Islamic Finance in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612161
eISBN:
9780748653072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612161.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Any successful belief system, whether religious or secular, has contradictory characteristics: it is flexible enough to adapt to several geographical settings and to survive the test of time, but it ... More


Paul A. Samuelson

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the life of Paul A. Samuelson, who received the Nobel Prize in 1970. It examines the years of his development as an economist. He was born in 1915, and studied economics at the ... More


Economics, Ecology, and the Value of Nature

Matt Price

in The Moral Authority of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136806
eISBN:
9780226136820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136820.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores a specifically twentieth- (and now twenty-first) century conundrum: how to assess the value of nature and natural goods, and to weigh that value against other goods in a moral ... More


Open Approaches to Promoting Innovation and Economic Growth

Adrian Kuenzler

in Restoring Consumer Sovereignty: How Markets Manipulate Us and What the Law Can Do About It

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190698577
eISBN:
9780190698607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698577.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter contrasts the accepted account with more progressive notions of what constitutes progress. It shows that scholars of information production, software development, and the networking ... More


1 Classical Theories

Herbert Hovenkamp

in The Making of Competition Policy: Legal and Economic Sources

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199782796
eISBN:
9780190261351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782796.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter focuses on the classical economic theories that influenced modern economics in Western Europe and the United States. It considers two movements: the “classical political economy” ... More


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