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Borderlands of Economics : Essays in Honour of Daniel R. Fusfeld - Nahid Aslanbeigui

Borderlands of Economics

Essays in Honour of Daniel R. Fusfeld

By: Nahid Aslanbeigui (Editor), Young B. Choi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd October 1997
ISBN: 9780415148306
Number Of Pages: 330

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In recent years there has been increasing discontent with the abstract nature of mainstream economics. Not only does this make the subject less relevant to real issues, it drives a wedge between economics and other disciplines ostensibly addressing the same issues. Borderlands of Economics explores the ways in which economics might be reconnected, both with the real world and with other disciplines. Daniel R. Fusfeld - Emeritus Professor of Economcis at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - is renowned for his passion in extending the borderlines of economics - both to better the discipline itself and in the interests of the welfare of his fellow human beings. In this volume friends, former students and colleagues all recognise his extraordinary role as an educator, scholar and social activist. As the title of the volume suggests, most of the essays, (although they vary widely in focus, content, and, and world-view), share Fusfeld's vision; they assume a critical standpoint towards orthodox economics, economic theory, or political economy. Borderlands of Economics represents cutting-edge work in economics. Its contributors include Daniel Fisfield, Bob Coats, Warren Samuels, Andre Gunner Frank and Tom Weisskopf. This book will be critical reading for all those interested in the present development and the future of economics.

List of figures and tablesp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xiv
An Intellectual Journeyp. 3
Dan Fusfeld: Teacher and Mentorp. 25
Fusfeld and Economic Methodologyp. 32
The Contributions of Daniel R. Fusfeld, Economistp. 47
History of economic thought
Conditional Support of Laissez-Faire: Some Case Studies in the History of Economic Thoughtp. 71
The Development of Economic Development, 1980-95p. 92
Gender in Economics and the Gender of Economists: an Historical Perspectivep. 109
The Changing Status of the History of Thought in Economics Curriculap. 131
Alternative approaches to neoclassical modeling
Costs and Powerp. 153
Culture as a Growth Resourcep. 171
An Evolutionary Analysis of Behavioral Variationp. 194
Decision-Making as Learning Processp. 214
Political economy
Labor Market Outcomes for Younger Boston Area Workers in the 1990s: the Continuing Impact of Racep. 235
Institutions and Institutionalism: Crisis and Opportunityp. 269
Liberalism, Structural Adjustment, and the Washington Consensus: the Debt Crisis in Africap. 286
Economics Without History: the Efforts to Westernize the Eastp. 309
Indexp. 328
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ISBN: 9780415148306
ISBN-10: 0415148308
Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 23rd October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.1  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1