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Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

Series Editor: Wolfram Elsner, 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 19 results in Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics
  1. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Coming of Age of Information Technologies and the Path of Transformational Growth

    A long run perspective on the late 2000s recession

    By Davide Gualerzi

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    In this book, Davide Gualerzi employs the concept of transformational growth to explore the investment-driven cycle of expansion of the 1990s in the US economy, and of the of role played by the ICT sector. The book articulates a view of demand-led growth in which the focus is on effective demand,...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Alternative Theories of Competition

    Challenges to the Orthodoxy

    Edited by Jamee K. Moudud, Cyrus Bina, Patrick L. Mason

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    The history of policymaking has been dominated by two rival assumptions about markets. Those who have advocated Keynesian-type policies have generally based their arguments on the claim that markets are imperfectly competitive. On the other hand laissez faire advocates have argued the opposite by...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. In Defense of Post-Keynesian and Heterodox Economics

    Responses to their Critics

    Edited by Frederic S. Lee, Marc Lavoie

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    Post-Keynesian and heterodox economics challenge the mainstream economics theories that dominate the teaching at universities and government economic policies. And it was these latter theories that helped to cause the great depression the United States and the rest of the world is in. However, most...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Foundations of Institutional Economics

    By K. William Kapp

    Edited by Sebastian Berger, Rolf Steppacher

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    This is a ground-breaking book about the foundations of institutional economics. K. William Kapp presents the economic role of institutions for economic development, capital formation and technological dynamics in an easily accessible and comprehensive manner. As a front-rank 20th century...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Foundations of Non-Equilibrium Economics

    The principle of circular and cumulative causation

    Edited by Sebastian Berger

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    This thought-provoking volume presents essays on the foundations of non-equilibrium economics, i.e. the principle of circular cumulative causation (CCC). This work presents empirical research on how the interplay of technology’s increasing returns to scale, institutions, resources, and economic...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Cultural Economics and Theory

    The evolutionary economics of David Hamilton

    Edited by David Hamilton, Glen Atkinson, William M. Dugger, William T. Waller Jr.

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    David Hamilton is a leader in the American institutionalist school of heterodox economics that emerged after WWII. This volume includes 25 articles written by Hamilton over a period of nearly half a century. In these articles he examines the philosophical foundations and practical problems of...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Re-Thinking Economics

    Exploring the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

    Edited by Asimina Christoforou, Michael Lainé

    Series: Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

    Once again, unfettered capitalism has failed. Promises for global prosperity and peace have given way to a world of deep recession, social upheaval and political instability. Once again, mainstream economics has proved its inadequacy. Despite its technical rigour and mathematical virtuosity, it...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge