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Description - Companion to Contemporary Economic Thought by Professor David Greenaway

The astounding growth and development of economics as a discipline in the last twenty-five years demands unified coverage in one source. The invaluable Companion to Contemporary Economic Thought provides the balanced and comprehensive coverage needed in a single volume. Clearly written and compiled for easy reference, it provides all readers with an academic or professional interest in economics with the latest developments in current economic theory and applied economics. Thematically arranged, the Companion contains 41 in-depth essays covering a wide range of issues within the field, and associated disciplines. Each article considers its topic in detail and presents current advances, with contributors explaining their ideas in a way which promotes interdisciplinary understanding while furthering specialist knowledge. In addition, there are detailed notes, extensive bibliographies and suggestions for further reading. The articles are carefully structured into four parts which give a complete, global overview of today's economic concerns - from international development to social systems. Prefaced by an excellent introduction surveying current thought, the four parts are: 1) Methodological Perspectives 2) Economic Theory 3) Applied Economics and 4) Interfaces . Part 1 looks at the role of the methodologist, and gives vital coverage to varied approaches - such as positivism and and the dissent from orthodoxy of the Austrian economists. The history of economic thought and economics as a profession are also carefully assessed. Part 2 introduces and examines important theories - for example, public choice and game theory, strategic trade policy, and the economics of the environment. The third part discusses central issues such as cost-benefit analysis and project appraisal, and macroeconomic forecasting. It also considers measurement and testing, and experimental economics. The final part - Interfaces - explores how economics relates to other disciplines - like politics, psychology and history - with enlightening results. This unique section is especially useful given the growing importance attached to interdisciplinary research. An easy-to-use index of topics and people completes the volume. The essays in the Companion have been written by specialists on each topic. This team of highly acclaimed contributors - from the US, Australia, Canada, UK and Europe - ensures the international scope and context of the volume. Key Features * 41 in-depth essays cover current economic theory and applied economics in a single, comprehensive volume * Thematically arranged, accessible structure * Interfaces section considers economics as it relates to other disciplines * Distinguished Editorial team and acclaimed international contributors * Extensive notes, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading; detailed index of Topics and People

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415026123
ISBN-10: 0415026121
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 880
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Professor David Greenaway

David Greenaway, Michael Bleaney and Ian Stewart all teach at the University of Nottingham.

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