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Hayek, Economics, and the Epistemology of Politics

Hayek, Economics, and the Epistemology of Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Scott Scheall
February 26, 2020

F. A. Hayek and the Epistemology of Politics is an exploration of an important problem that has largely been ignored: the problem of policymaker ignorance, and the limits of political epistemology. Scott Scheall explores Hayek’s attitude to the philosophy of science and political philosophy,...

A History of Feminist and Gender Economics

A History of Feminist and Gender Economics

1st Edition

Giandomenica Becchio
November 04, 2019

This book offers a historical exploration of the genesis of feminist economics and gender economics, as well as their theoretical and methodological differences. Its narrative also serves to embed both within a broader cultural context. Although both feminist economics and gender neoclassical...

The Economic Thought of Sir James Steuart: First Economist of the Scottish Enlightenment

The Economic Thought of Sir James Steuart: First Economist of the Scottish Enlightenment

1st Edition

José M. Menudo
October 28, 2019

James Steuart published An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Œconomy in 1767, the first systematic treatise on economics, nine years before Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. Traditional historiography has tended to disregard and even deny Steuart’s oeuvre, categorizing him as the last,...

Ordoliberalism and European Economic Policy: Between Realpolitik and Economic Utopia

Ordoliberalism and European Economic Policy: Between Realpolitik and Economic Utopia

1st Edition

Malte Dold, Tim Krieger
September 26, 2019

This volume takes a broad perspective on the recent debate on the role of German ordoliberalism in shaping European economic policy before and after the eurozone crisis. It shows how ordoliberal scholars explain the institutional origins of the eurozone crisis, and presents creative policy...

The Economic Thought of Michael Polanyi

The Economic Thought of Michael Polanyi

1st Edition

Gábor Bíró
August 13, 2019

Michael Polanyi is most famous for his work in chemistry and the philosophy of science, but in the 1930s and 1940s he made an important contribution to economics. Drawing on rich archival materials of Polanyi and his correspondents, Gábor Bíró explores their competing worldviews and their...

Ideas in the History of Economic Development: The Case of Peripheral Countries

Ideas in the History of Economic Development: The Case of Peripheral Countries

1st Edition

Estrella Trincado, Andrés Lazzarini, Denis Melnik
August 08, 2019

This edited volume examines the relationship between economic ideas, economic policies and development institutions, analysing the cases of 11 peripheral countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It sheds light on the obstacles that have prevented...

A History of Utilitarian Ethics: Studies in Private Motivation and Distributive Justice, 1700-1875

A History of Utilitarian Ethics: Studies in Private Motivation and Distributive Justice, 1700-1875

1st Edition

Samuel Hollander
July 23, 2019

In this landmark volume, Samuel Hollander presents a fresh and compelling history of moral philosophy from Locke to John Stuart Mill, showing that a ‘moral sense’ can actually be considered compatible with utilitarianism. The book also explores the link between utilitarianism and distributive...

Macroeconomics without the Errors of Keynes: The Quantity Theory of Money, Saving, and Policy

Macroeconomics without the Errors of Keynes: The Quantity Theory of Money, Saving, and Policy

1st Edition

James C. W. Ahiakpor
June 19, 2019

Modern macroeconomics is in a stalemate, with seven schools of thought attempting to explain the workings of a monetary economy and to derive policies that promote economic growth with price-level stability. This book pinpoints as the source of this confusion errors made by Keynes in his reading...

The Political Economy of the Han Dynasty and Its Legacy

The Political Economy of the Han Dynasty and Its Legacy

1st Edition

Cheng Lin, Terry Peach, Wang Fang
June 13, 2019

This book contains original essays on various aspect of the Han’s political economy and its legacy, written by leading Chinese and Western scholars whose collective expertise spans Economic History, History of Economic Thought and Sinology....

Divine Providence in Early Modern Economic Thought

Divine Providence in Early Modern Economic Thought

1st Edition

Joost Hengstmengel
May 09, 2019

In this important volume, Joost Hengstmengel examines the doctrine of divine providence and how it served as explanation and justification in economic debates in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries throughout Western Europe. The author discusses five different areas in which God was...

Economic Crisis and Economic Thought: Alternative Theoretical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis

Economic Crisis and Economic Thought: Alternative Theoretical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis

1st Edition

Tommaso Gabellini, Simone Gasperin, Alessio Moneta
February 05, 2019

The ongoing economic crisis has revealed fundamental problems both in our economic system and the discipline which analyses it. This book presents a series of contrasting but complementary approaches in economic theory in order to offer a critical toolkit for examining the modern capitalist economy...

Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: A Twenty-First Century Agenda

Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: A Twenty-First Century Agenda

1st Edition

Leonardo Burlamaqui, Rainer Kattel
January 03, 2019

2017 marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, a work acknowledged as one of the most insightful books written in the twentieth century. It retains a contemporary quality, and still invites criticisms, new interpretations, and extensions and across...

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