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Economics as Ideology and Experience : Essays in Honour of Ashok Mitra - Deepak Nayyar

Economics as Ideology and Experience

Essays in Honour of Ashok Mitra

By: Deepak Nayyar (Editor)

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Published: 30th April 1998
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This collection of essays, collected and published in tribute to the economist Ashok Mitra is inevitably diverse, given the wide range of interests of his professional friends and colleagues. There is, however, one common threat that runs through the articles; a shared belief that ideology and experience, just as much as theory and policy, are inseparable in economics. The biographical sketch, written by the editor, outlines the extraordinary life and career of Ashok Mitra - academic, administrator, parliamentarian, columnist, and cricket enthusiast.

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Ashok Mitra: A Biographical Sketchp. xiii
Ideology
The National Context
Unemployment as Failure to Exchangep. 3
The Political Economy of Consumer Subsidies in the USSRp. 18
The Planning Principle: An Unresolved Debatep. 31
Markets: Evolution, Limits and Relationship to Governancep. 48
The International Context
Some Lessons from the Two Economic Systemsp. 73
International Trade and Factor Mobility: Economic Theory and Political Realityp. 81
Local and Global Monopolies and the Prospects of Global Democracyp. 96
Experience
The Indian Context
Terms of Trade and Demand Patternsp. 127
Targeting Internal Public Borrowingp. 138
The State and the Poorp. 150
The Political Economy of India: From the Law of Value to Structuralist Macroeconomicsp. 169
Planning in India: Retrospect and Prospectsp. 187
The Comparative Dimension
The Need for the Comparative Method in the Social Sciences: An Essay with the Agrarian Question in India in Mindp. 205
Alternative Strategies of Agrarian Change in Relation to Resources for Development in India and Chinap. 223
Capital Flows and Macro-Economies: A Historical Viewp. 260
Privatising the Third World: The Role of Ideology in the Bretton Woods Reform Agendap. 279
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ISBN: 9780714642734
ISBN-10: 0714642738
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 30th April 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1