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Social, Methods, and Microeconomics: Contributions to Doing Economics Better



Social, Methods, and Microeconomics: Contributions to Doing Economics Better

Frederic S. Lee (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-35032-6 June 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 274 Pages


This book consists of ten essays which speak to doing economics better. 

  • Includes an essay on social ecological economics
  • Features an essay on the creation of money that arises not from markets but from holy debts to deities - a very provocative essay
  • Includes an essay on Emily Balch, the first and only economist to get a Nobel prize
Chapter 1. Lineages of Embeddedness: On the Antecedents and Successors of a Polanyian Concept (Gareth Dale).

Chapter 2. Social Ecological Economics: Understanding the Past to See the Future (Clive L. Spash).

Chapter 3. Would You Barter with God? Why Holy Debts and Not Profane Markets Created Money (Alla Semenova).

Chapter 4. Human Capital: Theoretical and Empirical Insights (Germana Bottone and Vania Sena).

Chapter 5. On Norms: A Typology with Discussion (Matthew Interis).

Chapter 6. The Battle of Methods in Economics: The Classical Methodenstreit (Menger vs. Schmoller, Marek Louzek).

Chapter 7. Emily Greene Balch, Political Economist (Robert W. Dimand).

Chapter 8. Who Do Heterodox Economists Think They Are? (Andrew Mearman).

Chapter 9. Microeconomics After Keynes: Post Keynesian Economics and Public Policy (Steven Pressman).

Chapter 10. Morgenstern’s Forgotten Contribution: A Stab to the Heart of Modern Economics (Philipp Bagus).