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History, Policy, and Economic Theory

Essays in Interaction, 1st Edition

By W. W. Rostow


400 pages

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This collection of professional essays traces the sequence of the great issues of public policy that marked a half-century. It includes information on the problems of method, issues of historical analysis, elaboration of a dynamic theory, issues of current policy and evolution of economic doctrine.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Problems of Method -- James Harvey Rogers, 1886-1939: In Memoriam (1940) -- The Interrelation of Theory and Economic History (1957) -- Cycles and the Irreducible Complexity of History (1982) -- Professor Arrow on Economic Analysis and Economic History (1986) -- Issues of Historical Analysis -- Adjustments and Maladjustments After the Napoleonic Wars (1942) -- Some Notes on Mr. Hicks and History (1951) -- From Dependence to Interdependence: A Historian's Perspective (1973) -- No Random Walk: A Comment on “Why Was England First?” [by N.F.R Crafts] (1978) -- Review of Immanuel Wallerstein, The Modern World System II: Mercantilism and the Consolidation of the European World Economy, 1600-1750 (1981) -- The Terms of Trade and Development (1982) -- Review of Robert L. Heilbroner, The Nature and Logic of Capitalism (1986) -- Elaboration of a Dynamic Theory Including the Take-off Debate -- Trends in the Allocation of Resources in Secular Growth (1955) -- Some General Reflections on Capital Formation and Economic Growth (1956) -- Industrialization and Economic Growth (1960) -- The Konstanz Conference: Leading Sectors and the Take-off (1960) and Epilogue (1963) -- Issues of Current Policy -- The Problem of Achieving and Maintaining a High Rate of Economic Growth: A Historian's View (1960) -- The Bankruptcy of Neo-Keynesian Economics (1976) A Reluctant Keynesian, a Reply by Abba P. Lerner (1976) A Rejoinder (1976) -- Review of Ernest Mandel, Late Capitalism (1979) -- Comment from a Not Quite Empty Box (1982) -- Review of P. T. Bauer, Equality, the Third World, and Economic Delusion (1982) -- Technology and Unemployment in the Western World (1982) -- Reflections on the Drive to Technological Maturity (1987) -- Beware of Historians Bearing False Analogies: A Review of Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers (1988) Pointers from the Past: Kennedy's Comment (1988) Reviewer's Reply (1988) -- The Evolution of Economic Doctrine -- Technology and the Economic Theorist: Past, Present, and Future (1989) -- Development, Efficiency, and Equity in Historical Perspective (1989)

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