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A History of Utilitarian Ethics: Studies in Private Motivation and Distributive Justice, 1700-1875

A History of Utilitarian Ethics: Studies in Private Motivation and Distributive Justice, 1700-1875

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Samuel Hollander
August 02, 2019

In this landmark volume, Samuel Hollander presents a fresh and compelling history of moral philosophy from Locke to John Stuart Mill, showing that a ‘moral sense’ can actually be considered compatible with utilitarianism. The book also explores the link between utilitarianism and distributive...

Macroeconomics without the Errors of Keynes: The Quantity Theory of Money, Saving, and Policy

Macroeconomics without the Errors of Keynes: The Quantity Theory of Money, Saving, and Policy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

James C.W. Ahiakpor
June 27, 2019

Modern macroeconomics is in a stalemate, with seven schools of thought attempting to explain the workings of a monetary economy and to derive policies that promote economic growth with price level stability. This book pinpoints as the source of this confusion errors made by Keynes in his reading...

The Political Economy of the Han Dynasty and Its Legacy

The Political Economy of the Han Dynasty and Its Legacy

1st Edition

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Cheng Lin, Terry Peach, Fang Wang
June 17, 2019

This book contains original essays on various aspect of the Han’s political economy and its legacy, written by leading Chinese and Western scholars whose collective expertise spans Economic History, History of Economic Thought and Sinology....

Divine Providence in Early Modern Economic Thought

Divine Providence in Early Modern Economic Thought

1st Edition

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Joost Hengstmengel
June 03, 2019

In this important volume, Joost Hengstmengel examines the doctrine of divine providence and how it served as explanation and justification in economic debates in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries throughout Western Europe. The author discusses five different areas in which God was...

Economic Crisis and Economic Thought: Alternative Theoretical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis

Economic Crisis and Economic Thought: Alternative Theoretical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis

1st Edition

Tommaso Gabellini, Simone Gasperin, Alessio Moneta
February 05, 2019

The ongoing economic crisis has revealed fundamental problems both in our economic system and the discipline which analyses it. This book presents a series of contrasting but complementary approaches in economic theory in order to offer a critical toolkit for examining the modern capitalist economy...

Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: A Twenty-First Century Agenda

Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: A Twenty-First Century Agenda

1st Edition

Leonardo Burlamaqui, Rainer Kattel
January 03, 2019

2017 marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, a work acknowledged as one of the most insightful books written in the twentieth century. It retains a contemporary quality, and still invites criticisms, new interpretations, and extensions and across...

The Economic Thought of Friedrich List

The Economic Thought of Friedrich List

1st Edition

Harald Hagemann, Stephan Seiter, Eugen Wendler
November 22, 2018

As the world grapples with increased globalization and technological change, Friedrich List’s work appears more relevant than ever before. His theory of "productive powers" and his argument for protecting infant industries give us a valuable way of looking at innovation systems, winners and losers...

Macroeconomic Theory and the Eurozone Crisis

Macroeconomic Theory and the Eurozone Crisis

1st Edition

Alain Alcouffe, Maurice Baslé, Monika Poettinger
October 17, 2018

The financial crisis of 2007 required the economics discipline to thoroughly re-evaluate its prevailing theories about economic cycles and economic growth. With a focus on Europe, this volume identifies the latest strands of research on business cycles, monetary theory, the evolution of social...

A Contemporary Historiography of Economics

A Contemporary Historiography of Economics

1st Edition

Till Düppe, E. Roy Weintraub
September 19, 2018

In recent years, the focus of historians of economic thought has changed to also include the ideas and practices of contemporary economists. This has opened up new questions regarding the utilization of sources, choice of method, narrative styles, and ethical issues, as well as a new awareness of...

Money, Finance and Crises in Economic History: The Long-Term Impact of Economic Ideas

Money, Finance and Crises in Economic History: The Long-Term Impact of Economic Ideas

1st Edition

Annalisa Rosselli, Nerio Naldi, Eleonora Sanfilippo
September 19, 2018

Recently, students and scholars have expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of economics and have called for the reintroduction of historical perspectives into economic thinking. Supporting the idea that fruitful lessons can be drawn from the work of past economists, this volume brings...

The History of Money and Monetary Arrangements: Insights from the Baltic and North Seas Region

The History of Money and Monetary Arrangements: Insights from the Baltic and North Seas Region

1st Edition

Thomas Marmefelt
August 30, 2018

Today, most money is credit money, created by commercial banks. While credit can finance innovation, excessive credit can lead to boom/bust cycles, such as the recent financial crisis. This highlights how the organization of our monetary system is crucial to stability. One way to achieve this is by...

Business Cycles and Economic Crises: A Bibliometric and Economic History

Business Cycles and Economic Crises: A Bibliometric and Economic History

1st Edition

Niels Geiger, Vadim Kufenko
August 20, 2018

Throughout the history of economic thought, interest in business cycles and economic crises has sometimes been observed to rise during times of crises, recessions and depressions. However, the treatment of this topic in the literature has generally been merely anecdotal. This book presents a...

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