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The Spread of Economic Ideas - David C. Colander

The Spread of Economic Ideas

By: David C. Colander (Editor), Alfred William Coats (Text by)

Paperback Published: 24th May 1993
ISBN: 9780521446501
Number Of Pages: 282

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This volume contains a spirited debate among eminent journalists, economists, and publishers about the spread of economic ideas. The interchange among the writers provides both the lay reader and the interested professional with fascinating insights into what happens behind the scenes in academia, publishing, and journalism. The first two sections of the book discuss the flow of ideas from economist to economist and from economists to the general public. The third part examines the use and abuse of economic ideas in policy formation, and the final section provides insights into the funding of ideas and the incentives to make economics more relevant.

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"Overall, the book is stimulating and worth reading...the editors deserve credit for stimulating a lively debate about current and future directions of the profession." Robert I. Lerman, Journal of Economic Literature

List of tables
List of figures
An introduction to the spread of economic ideas
From Economist to Economist
The state of economics: hopeless but not serious?
The invisible hand of truth
Faith, hope, and clarity
How ideas spread among economists: examples from international economics
Journals, university presses, and the spread of ideas
From Economists to the Lay Public
How economic ideas turn to mush
The development of the ideas: strategic trade policy and competitiveness
Economics and the common reader
From Economist to Policymaker
Economic ideas and economists in government: accomplishments and frustrations
The spread of economic ideas between academia and government: a two-way street
The exchange of favors in the market for commitments
How tax reform came about
Funding the Spread of Economic Ideas
Doing good and spreading the gospel (economic)
Think tanks and the politics of ideas
The role of the NSF in the spread of economic ideas
Money and the spread of ideas
Changing incentives to make economics more relevant
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ISBN: 9780521446501
ISBN-10: 0521446503
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 24th May 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 15.32  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.41

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