Economics: History of Economic Thought

  • Routledge Revivals: The Greatest Happiness Principle (1986): An Examination of Utilitarianism book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Greatest Happiness Principle (1986)

    An Examination of Utilitarianism, 1st Edition

    By Lanny O. Ebenstein

    First published in 1991, The Greatest Happiness Principle traces the history of the theory of utility, starting with the Bible, and running through Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus. It goes on to discuss the utilitarian theories of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill in detail, commenting on the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The Crafts and Capitalism: Handloom Weaving Industry in Colonial India book cover

    The Crafts and Capitalism

    Handloom Weaving Industry in Colonial India, 1st Edition

    By Tirthankar Roy

    This book presents a comprehensive history of handloom weaving industry in India to challenge and revise the view that competition from machine-produced textiles destroyed the country’s handicrafts as claimed by historians until recently. It shows that skill-intensive handmade textiles survived the…

    Hardback – 2020-02-12 
    Routledge India

  • Perceiving Truth and Ceasing Doubts: What Can We Learn from 40 Years of China’s Reform and Opening-Up? book cover

    Perceiving Truth and Ceasing Doubts

    What Can We Learn from 40 Years of China’s Reform and Opening-Up?, 1st Edition

    By Cai Fang

    China has experienced tremendous developmental success since its reform and opening up policy in 1978. What have contributed to China’s high-speed economic growth? What lessons can be learnt from China’s successful case? What might be the challenges that China would face on its path to a…

    Hardback – 2020-02-06 
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    China Perspectives

  • Macroeconomic Measurement Versus Macroeconomic Theory book cover

    Macroeconomic Measurement Versus Macroeconomic Theory

    1st Edition

    By Merijn Knibbe

    Ideally, scientific theory and scientific measurement should develop in tandem, but in recent years this has not been the case in economics. There used to be a time when leading economists, or their students, established or led statistical offices and took care that the measurements were consistent…

    Hardback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Politics in the Dutch Economy: The Economics of Institutional Interaction book cover

    Politics in the Dutch Economy

    The Economics of Institutional Interaction, 1st Edition

    By Bart Snels

    First published in 1999, this volume surveys economic theories of political mechanisms as well as political theories of the influence of the institutional context in which decisions about social economic policies are being made. In the first half of the seventeenth century the Dutch Republic…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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  • Profitability, Mechanization and Economies of Scale book cover

    Profitability, Mechanization and Economies of Scale

    1st Edition

    By Dudley Jackson

    First published in 1998, this book introduces a new concept of profitability, called the 'efficiency rate of profit', which is defined as the ratio between the unit net margin and the unit capital requirement and shows how the efficiency rate of profit may be used in the assessment of mechanization…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Economics Through the Looking-Glass: Reflections on a Perverted Science book cover

    Economics Through the Looking-Glass

    Reflections on a Perverted Science, 1st Edition

    By R.A. Rayman

    Published in 1998. In spite of spectacular improvements in market flexibility, the characteristics of the past twenty years are slow growth and high unemployment. Economics Through the Looking-Glass exposes the theoretical fallacy at the heart of the New Economic Orthodoxy. The fallacy lies in…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The Origins and Evolution of the Single Market in Europe book cover

    The Origins and Evolution of the Single Market in Europe

    1st Edition

    By Bill Lucarelli

    First published in 1999, this work of economic history explores the evolution of the single market and of economic and political integration in Europe since World War II. Beginning with European integration and the genesis of the Customs Union, Bill Lucarelli then proceeds through the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The March to Capitalism in the Transition Countries book cover

    The March to Capitalism in the Transition Countries

    1st Edition

    By Irving S. Michelman

    First published in 1998, this book analyses and reconsiders one of the great economic dramas of Western history, the march to capitalism in Russia, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic. The period is from 1989, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when the liberated countries rushed headlong into…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Size Matters: The Health Insurance Market for Small Firms book cover

    Size Matters

    The Health Insurance Market for Small Firms, 1st Edition

    By Jill Mathews Yegain

    First published in 1999, this volume responds to a large and growing interest among health policy and research circles on the use of purchasing alliances to leverage change in health care. This book gives detailed and useful specifics on how a leading alliance has fared in California, the most…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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  • Sociology and the Future of Work: Contemporary Discourses and Debates book cover

    Sociology and the Future of Work

    Contemporary Discourses and Debates, 1st Edition

    By Paul Ransome

    First published in 1999, this book adopts an explicitly forward-looking and dynamic approach in trying to understand not only where the sociology of work has come from but of where it is likely to go next. For the first time in a single volume, it reviews the continuing usefulness of the 'classical…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Transformation of Economy as a Real Process: An Insider's Perspective book cover

    Transformation of Economy as a Real Process

    An Insider's Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Daianu

    First published in 1998, this volume is a contribution to the economic analysis of post-communist transformation in an evolutionary-institutionalist approach. The author shows convincingly the role of path dependency, of the ways history matters for the success of otherwise sound policies, and…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

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