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The Economic Ideas of Marx's Capital: Steps towards post-Keynesian economics

The Economic Ideas of Marx's Capital: Steps towards post-Keynesian economics

1st Edition

Ludo Cuyvers
July 25, 2018

Nearly two hundred years have passed since the birth of Karl Marx and continuing to this day the influence of his economic views, insights and theories can still be felt. However, since the publication of Das Kapital, the scientific community has not been sitting idle – it is time to evaluate Marx...

Quantum Macroeconomics: The legacy of Bernard Schmitt

Quantum Macroeconomics: The legacy of Bernard Schmitt

1st Edition

Jean-Luc Bailly, Alvaro Cencini, Sergio Rossi
July 25, 2018

Quantum Macroeconomics presents a new paradigm in macroeconomic analysis initiated by Bernard Schmitt. It explains the historical origin, the analytical contents, and the actual relevance of this new paradigm, with respect to current major economic issues at national and international level. These...

A New Economics for Modern Dynamic Economies: Innovation, uncertainty and entrepreneurship

A New Economics for Modern Dynamic Economies: Innovation, uncertainty and entrepreneurship

1st Edition

Angelo Fusari
July 25, 2018

It is becoming increasingly clear that a new economics is required for investigating modern dynamic economies and the coming social world. Important features of those economies, such as innovation, uncertainty and entrepreneurship, are usually considered capitalist features. This may have been true...

Economics, Ethics and Power: From Behavioural Rules to Global Structures

Economics, Ethics and Power: From Behavioural Rules to Global Structures

1st Edition

Hasse Ekstedt
July 16, 2018

Economic theory in its neoclassical form is sometimes regarded as free from values; it is simply the theory of economic exchange. This can only hold true if we accept the idea of "Homo Economicus" and the equilibrium economy. But in the real world, away from neoclassical models, there is no...

Resisting Financialization with Deleuze and Guattari

Resisting Financialization with Deleuze and Guattari

1st Edition

Charles Barthold
June 11, 2018

Resisting Financialization with Deleuze and Guattari aims to provide a contribution in relation to three main areas: the understanding of contemporary capitalism and financialization from a critical perspective; the analysis of resistance to financialization; and the better understanding of the...

Class and Property in Marx's Economic Thought: Exploring the Basis for Capitalism

Class and Property in Marx's Economic Thought: Exploring the Basis for Capitalism

1st Edition

Jørgen Sandemose
June 11, 2018

This book presents the capitalist system as a function of the interaction of the three basic classes in the capitalist social formation. Through this, it shows how the corresponding conflicts and clashes of interests between those classes – industrial capitalists, wage labourers and landed...

Creative Research in Economics

Creative Research in Economics

1st Edition

Arnold Wentzel
June 01, 2018

Researchers are expected to produce original findings, yet nobody explains how original contributions are conceived in economics. Recently there have been calls for more creativity in economic research, yet there is no literature that explores creative research apart from collections of...

Theoretical Foundations of Macroeconomic Policy: Growth, productivity and public finance

Theoretical Foundations of Macroeconomic Policy: Growth, productivity and public finance

1st Edition

Giovanni Di Bartolomeo, Enrico Saltari
April 30, 2018

The recent economic events driven by the great financial crisis of 2007-08 has challenged some "dogma", highlighting various limits and drawbacks of current paradigms. The crisis showed the limitations of monetary policy and led to a revaluation of what levels of public debt can be considered safe....

The Political Economy of Lula’s Brazil

The Political Economy of Lula’s Brazil

1st Edition

Pedro Chadarevian
April 17, 2018

The Political Economy of Lula’s Brazil describes the social, political and economic transformations that led to increased interest in the tropical giant at the start of the 21st century. This volume demonstrates that Brazil’s rise was the result of the adoption of heterodox economic policies, while...

The Political Economy of Contemporary Spain: From Miracle to Mirage

The Political Economy of Contemporary Spain: From Miracle to Mirage

1st Edition

Luis Buendía, Ricardo Molero-Simarro
February 14, 2018

The so-called ‘Spanish miracle’, beginning in the mid-1990s, eventually became a nightmare for the majority of the population, culminating in the present-day economic and political crisis. This book explores the main features of the Spanish political-economic model during both the growth and crisis...

Paradigms in Political Economy

Paradigms in Political Economy

1st Edition

Kavous Ardalan
February 12, 2018

Social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of four key paradigms: functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist, and radical structuralist. The four paradigms are founded upon different assumptions about the nature of social science and the nature of society. Each generates theories, concepts...

Economics, Culture and Development

Economics, Culture and Development

1st Edition

Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin
February 12, 2018

This book examines the treatment of culture and development in the discipline of economics, thereby filling a conspicuous gap in current literature. Economics has come a long way to join the ‘cultural turn’ that has swept the humanities and social sciences in the last half century. This volume...

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