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Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

Series Editor: Mark Setterfield, Peter Kriesler

Over the past two decades, the intellectual agendas of heterodox economists have taken a decidedly pluralist turn. Leading thinkers have begun to move beyond the established paradigms of Austrian, feminist, Institutional-evolutionary, Marxian, Post Keynesian, radical, social, and Sraffian economics—opening up new lines of analysis, criticism, and dialogue among dissenting schools of thought. This cross-fertilization of ideas is creating a new generation of scholarship in which novel combinations of heterodox ideas are being brought to bear on important contemporary and historical problems.

Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics aims to promote this new scholarship by publishing innovative books in heterodox economic theory, policy, philosophy, intellectual history, institutional history, and pedagogy. Syntheses or critical engagement of two or more heterodox traditions are especially encouraged.

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1-10 of 23 results in Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics
  1. Trust and Economics

    The Co-evolution of Trust and Exchange Systems

    By Yanlong Zhang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    A lot of recent attention has been given to one of the central paradoxes of trust: namely how people can restrict self-interest in order to trust. Existing perspectives, theories, and models offer partial explanations, but this volume presents a novel framework that expands on the findings of...

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Foundations of Evolutionary Institutional Economics

    Generic Institutionalism

    By Manuel Scholz-Wäckerle

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    Generic institutionalism offers a new perspective on institutional economic change within an evolutionary framework. The institutional landscape shapes the social fabric and economic organization in manifold ways. The book elaborates on the ubiquity of such institutional forms with regards to their...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The US Economy and Neoliberalism

    Alternative Strategies and Policies

    Edited by Nikolaos Karagiannis, Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, Swapan Sen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    In recent times, policy makers, scientists, academics and commentators have become increasingly nervous about the US economic downturn. Discussions have centred around the range and magnitude of the country’s socio-economic problems, its vexing production decline and its unsatisfactory...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Technological Change and Network Effects in Growth Regimes

    Exploring the Microfoundations of Economic Growth

    By Torsten Heinrich

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    In this new volume it is argued that network effects are much more common than usually assumed, and that they have a profound impact on many aspects of economic systems, especially technological change and economic growth. The analysis and modelling of this interrelationship is the central focus of...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Economic Crisis in Social and Institutional Context

    Theories, Policies and Exit Strategies

    Edited by Sebastiano Fadda, Pasquale Tridico

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    This book explores the foundations of the current economic crisis. Offering a heterodox approach to interpretation it examines the policies implemented before and during the crisis, and the main institutions that shaped the model of advanced economies, particularly in the last two decades. The...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. An Ecosystem Approach to Economic Stabilization

    Escaping the Neoliberal Wilderness

    By Rodrick Wallace

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    The creation of economic institutions that can function well under substantial uncertainties -- Black Swans -- is analogous to the dilemmas confronting our hunter-gatherer forefathers in the face of large-scale ecological unpredictability. The ultimate solution was not the development of a super...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Networks of Institutions

    Institutional Emergence, Social Structure and National Systems of Policies

    By Shuanping Dai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    The questions such as, ‘why the focuses of national policies vary significantly across countries, although their sources of policies are to a great extent identical’; ‘why national development experiences mostly cannot be transplanted successfully among countries’; ‘why some ineffective...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Handbook of Pluralist Economics Education

    Edited by Jack Reardon

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    This book provides a blueprint for those interested in teaching from a pluralist perspective, regardless of ideology. It provides educators, policy makers and students with helpful suggestions for implementing pluralism into pedagogy, by offering detailed suggestions and guidelines for...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Informal Work in Developed Nations

    Edited by Enrico Marcelli, Colin C. Williams, Pascale Joassart

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    Almost everyone residing in a developed nation knows someone who has engaged in paid work that is licit but not reported to the government (e.g., babysitting, gardening, construction, financial consulting). But while most acknowledge that such work is helpful to the individuals involved, and that...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Marginal Productivity Theory of Distribution

    A Critical History

    By John Pullen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    The Marginal Productivity Theory of Distribution (MPTD) claims that in a free-market economy the demand for a factor of production will depend upon its marginal product – where "marginal product" is defined as the change in total product that is caused by, or that follows, the addition or...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge