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Historical Analysis in Economics - Graeme Snooks

Historical Analysis in Economics

By: Graeme Snooks (Editor)

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Published: 12th August 1993
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"Historical Analysis in Economics" argues that economics has failed to come to grips with real world problems and to provide adequate policy recommendations. Criticizing neo-classical economics for relying on technical models while paying little attention to historical processes, the book makes a bold claim for the transformation of economics into an historical social science.
The volume presents essays by a group of international scholars who are determined to extend the role of historical analysis in economics. They consider both the general question of how history can matter in economics and how long-run changes impact on the economic landscape. The essays cover issues of employment, retirement, and changing attitudes toward business culture.
Contributors: Graeme Donald Snooks, Paul A. David, G. R. Hawke, Timothy J. Hatton, Jeffrey G. Williamson, Lionel Frost, Paul Johnson, Stephen Nicholas, Leslie Hannah, and David Pope.

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
What Can Historical Analysis Contribute to the Science of Economics?p. 1
Historical Economics in the Longrun: Some Implications of Path-Dependencep. 29
The Lost Dimension: Limitations of a Timeless Economicsp. 41
Getting Your Hands Dirty: Economic History and Policy Advicep. 67
Labour Market Integration and the Rural-Urban Wage Gap in Historyp. 89
Cities and Economic Development: Some Lessons from the Economic History of the Pacific Rimp. 110
Older Workers and the British Labour Market: Analysing Longrun Trendsp. 123
The New Business History: Theory, Quantification, and Institutional Changep. 143
Cultural Determinants of Economic Performance: An Experiment in Measuring Human Capital Flowsp. 158
Bank Deregulation in Australia, Yesterday and Today: Lessons of Historyp. 172
Notesp. 199
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 238
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ISBN: 9780415088251
ISBN-10: 0415088259
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 12th August 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1