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Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics : International Organizations and the Analysis of Economic Policy, 1919-1950 - Anthony M. Endres

Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics

International Organizations and the Analysis of Economic Policy, 1919-1950

Hardcover Published: 24th June 2002
ISBN: 9780521792677
Number Of Pages: 306

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This book enlarges our understanding of the distinctive policy analysis produced between 1919 and 1950 by economists and other social scientists for four major international organizations, namely: the League of Nations, the International Labor Organization, the Bank for International Settlements, and the United Nations. These practitioners included some of the twentieth century's most eminent economists, including Cassel, Haberler, Kalecki, Meade, Morgenstern, Nurkse, Ohlin, Tinbergen, and Viner. Irving Fisher and John Maynard Keynes also influenced the work of these organizations. Topics covered include: the relationship between economics and policy analysis in international organizations; business cycle research; the role and conduct of monetary policy; public investment; trade policy; social and labor economics; international finance; the coordination problem in international macroeconomic policy; full employment economics, and the rich country-poor country debate. The work makes explicit the normative agendas underlying international political economy, and lessons are distilled for today's debates on international economic integration.

'... an achievement that must have extracted an enormous amount of effort from the authors ... this is a very valuable and useful book.' History of Economic Ideas

Economics and policy in international organizations: introduction
Business cycles: conceptions, causes and implications
The role and conduct of monetary policy in the 1920s and 1930s
Public investment programs in the interwar period: pre-Keynesian, proto-Keynesian and Keynesian perspectives
Trade policy research: Geneva Doctrine and the Scandinavian connection
Social economics at the ILO: scope, content and significance
International finance and exchange rate policy
The full employment movement from the 1940s
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ISBN: 9780521792677
ISBN-10: 0521792673
Series: Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 24th June 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62