From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics


  • Author: Ben Fine & Dimitris Milonakis
  • Release Date : 2009-04-15
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
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Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. Significantly, an old economics imperialism is identified of the "as if m...

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics


  • Author : Ben Fine
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-04-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134099368


From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics Book Description :

Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. Significantly, an old economics imperialism is identified of the "as if m...

Microeconomics

Microeconomics


  • Author : Ben Fine
  • Publisher : IIPPE
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Microeconomics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0745336078


Microeconomics Book Description :

Microeconomics: A Critical Companion offers students a clear and concise exposition of mainstream microeconomics from a heterodox perspective. Covering topics from consumer and producer theory to general equilibrium to perfect competition, it sets the emergence and evolution of microeconomics in both its historical and interdisciplinary context.From the culmination of 40 years of teaching, research and policy advice on political economy, Ben Fine critically exposes the methodological and conceptual content of dominant microeconomic models without sacrificing the technical detail required for those completing a first degree in economics or entering postgraduate study. The result is a book which is sure to establish a strong presence on undergraduate r...

From Political Economy to Economics
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From Political Economy to Economics


  • Author : Dimitris Milonakis
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415423229


From Political Economy to Economics Book Description :

Shows how economics was once rich, diverse, multidimensional and pluralistic. Details how political economy became economics through the desocialisation and dehistoricisation of the dismal science....

The Political Economy of Development

The Political Economy of Development


  • Author : Kate Bayliss
  • Publisher : Pluto Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0745331041


The Political Economy of Development Book Description :

Any student, academic, or practitioner wanting to succeed in development studies, radical or mainstream, must understand the World Bank's role and the evolution of its thinking and activities. The Political Economy of Development provides tools for gaining this understanding and applies them across a range of topics. The research, practice and scholarship of development are always set against the backdrop of the World Bank, whose formidable presence shapes both development practice and thinking. This book brings together academics that specialize in different subject areas of development and reviews their findings in the context of the World Bank as knowledge bank, policy-maker and financial institution. The volume offers a compelling contribution to...

Marx s Capital

Marx s Capital


  • Author : Ben Fine
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 1989-06-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349199808


Marx s Capital Book Description :

A text based on courses given at Birkbeck College on "Marxist Economics" and "The Distribution of Income and Wealth" which discusses Marx's economics and such topics as the theory of distribution, the transition of capitalism, commodity production and industrial capital....

Exit from Globalization

Exit from Globalization


  • Author : Richard Westra
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317574156


Exit from Globalization Book Description :

Exit from Globalization moves from theory to practice: from questions of where incorrigible knowledge of substantive economic life derives and how that knowledge is put towards making a progressive, redistributive, eco-sustainable future of human flourishing. Westra discards at the outset views that the root of current economic ills is the old devil we know, capitalism. Rather, he maintains the neoliberal decades spawned a "Merchant of Venice" economic excrescence bent upon expropriation and rent seeking which will scrape all the flesh from the bones of humanity if not stopped dead in its tracks. En route to providing a viable design for the human future in line with transformatory demands of socialists and Greens, Westra exorcizes both Soviet demons...

Economics Made Fun

Economics Made Fun


  • Author : N. Emrah Aydinonat
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317449485


Economics Made Fun Book Description :

Best-selling books such as Freakonomics and The Undercover Economist have paved the way for the flourishing economics-made-fun genre. While books like these present economics as a strong and explanatory science, the ongoing economic crisis has exposed the shortcomings of economics to the general public. In the face of this crisis, many people, including well-known economists such as Paul Krugman, have started to express their doubts about whether economics is a success as a science. As well as academic papers, newspaper columns with a large audience have discussed the failure of economic to predict and explain ongoing trends. The emerging picture is somewhat confusing: economics-made-fun books present economics as a method of thinking that can succes...

Idols of Nations

Idols of Nations


  • Author : Roland Boer
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451465440


Idols of Nations Book Description :

Roland Boer and Christina Petterson here produce a critical survey showing that the rise of capitalist theory was shaped by the way different economic philosophers--Smith, Hobbes, Grotius, Malthus, Locke--read the Bible. Invoking Jeremiah (14:22) and Adam Smith--who took the title of his Wealth of Nations from Isaiah (61:6, 12)--they show that early theories of capitalism were shaped by particular assumptions that these theorists brought to their readings of the story of Eden in particular. They examine those assumptions and evaluate what has changed in subsequent centuries. Idols of Nations shows that the Bible was central to the theorization and economic thought of these key thinkers as it explores the distinct problems each sought to overcome....

From Economics to Political Economy

From Economics to Political Economy


  • Author : Tim B. Thornton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317392101


From Economics to Political Economy Book Description :

The discipline of economics has been increasingly criticized for its inability to illuminate the workings of the real world and to provide reliable policy guidance for the major economic and social challenges of our time. A central problem in contemporary economics, and a problem from which many of its other failings flow, is its lack of plurality. By a lack of plurality it is meant that contemporary economics lacks diversity in its methods, theories, epistemology and methodology. It is also meant that economics has become far less interdisciplinary. From Economics to Political Economy offers an explanation as to why economics has become so determinedly non-pluralistic, and also gives considerable attention to exploring and evaluating promising strat...

Microeconomics

Microeconomics


  • Author : Ben Fine
  • Publisher : Pluto Press (UK)
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Microeconomics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0745336027


Microeconomics Book Description :

Microeconomics: A Critical Companion offers students a clear and concise exposition of mainstream microeconomics from a heterodox perspective. Covering topics from consumer and producer theory to general equilibrium to perfect competition, it sets the emergence and evolution of microeconomics in both its historical and interdisciplinary context.From the culmination of 40 years of teaching, research and policy advice on political economy, Ben Fine critically exposes the methodological and conceptual content of dominant microeconomic models without sacrificing the technical detail required for those completing a first degree in economics or entering postgraduate study. The result is a book which is sure to establish a strong presence on undergraduate r...