Borderlands of Economics
Essays in Honour of Daniel R. Fusfeld
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In recent years there has been increasing discontent with the abstract nature of mainstream economics. Not only does this make the subject less relevant to real issues, it drives a wedge between economics and other disciplines ostensibly addressing the same issues. Borderlands of Economics explores the ways in which economics might be reconnected, both with the real world and with other disciplines.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Contributors. Part I. Introduction. 1. An Intellectual Journey Daniel R. Fusfeld 2. Dan Fusfeld: Teacher and Mentor Nahid Aslanbeigui and Young Back Choi 3. Fusfeld and Economic Methodology A. W. Bob Coats 4. The Contributions of Daniel R. Fusfeld, Economist Nancy E. Bertaux Part II. History of Economic Thought 5. Conditional Support of Laissez Faire: Some Case Studies in the History of Economic Thought Michael Perelman 6. The Development of Economic Development: 1980-1995 Gale Summerfield 7. Gender in Economics and the Gender of Economists: An Historical Perspective Nancy E. Bertaux 8. The Changing Status of the History of Thought in Economics Curricula Nahid Aslanbeigui and Michele I. Naples Part III. Alternative Approaches to Neoclassical Modelling 9. Costs and Power Warren J.Samuels and A. Allan Schmid 10. Culture as a Growth Variable Shlomo Maital and Shosh Sharabani 11. An Evolutionary Analysis of Behavioural Variation Cynthia M. Browning 12. Decision Making as Learning Process Young Back Choi Part IV. Political Economy 13. Labor Market Outcomes for Younger Boston Area Workers in the 1990s: The Continuing Impact of Race Barry Bluestone and Mary Huff Stevenson 14. Institutions and Institutionalism: Crisis and Opportunity Wallace C. Peterson 15. Liberalism, Structural Adjustment, and the Washington Consensus: The Debt Crisis in Africa E. Wayne Nafziger 16. Economics without History: the Efforts to Westernize the East Thomas E. Weisskopf.
Nahid Aslanbeigui, Young B. Choi