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Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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51-60 of 193 results in Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
  1. Economic Complexity and Equilibrium Illusion

    Essays on market instability and macro vitality

    Edited by Ping Chen

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Principle of Large Numbers indicates that macro fluctuations have weak microfoundations; persistent business cycles and interrupted technologies can be better characterized by macro vitality and meso foundations. Economic growth is limited by market extent and ecological constraints. The...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Political Economy of Gunnar Myrdal

    Transcending Dilemmas Post-2008

    By Örjan Appelqvist

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The intellectual trajectory of Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish Nobel Laureate economist, sociologist, and politician, brings us through many of the major issues in the world economy and politics of the 20th century. This new volume explores Myrdal's work on three major themes: breaking away from...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Global Economic Crisis

    New Perspectives on the Critique of Economic Theory and Policy

    Edited by Emiliano Brancaccio, Giuseppe Fontana

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Why did the economists of the so-called "mainstream" seem to fail to foresee the global economic crisis that exploded in 2008? And why do they appear to have difficulty in putting forward an interpretation of it that is consistent with the theoretical foundations of their models? These two...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Hayek Versus Marx

    And today's challenges

    By Eric Aarons

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The aim of the book is to stimulate the realignment of political, theoretical and philosophical thinking that is now beginning in response to global warming. The author provides an examination of the theories of the most prominent social philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries – Karl Marx...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Monetary Macrodynamics

    By Toichiro Asada, Carl Chiarella, Peter Flaschel, Reiner Franke

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book investigates the interaction of effective goods demand with the wage-price spiral, and the impact of monetary policy on financial and the real markets from a Keynesian perspective. Endogenous business fluctuations are studied in the context of long-run distributive cycles in an advanced,...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Happiness, Ethics and Economics

    By Johannes Hirata

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Despite decades of empirical happiness research, there is still little evidence for the positive effect of economic growth on life satisfaction. This poses a major challenge to welfare economic theory and to normative conceptions of socio-economic development. This book endeavours to explain these...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Practices of Happiness

    Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing

    Edited by Ian Steedman, John R Atherton, Elaine Graham

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via www.tandfebooks.com as well as the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. There...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Equilibrium, Welfare and Uncertainty: Beyond Arrow-Debreu

    By Mukul Majumdar

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    One of the fundamental themes in economic theory is the study of the role of prices in achieving an optimal allocation of resources in a competitive, decentralized economy. The book begins with a review of the basic results on the rigorous elaboration of the Walras-Pareto theory (following the...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Political Economy of Bureaucracy

    By Steven O. Richardson

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The Political Economy of Bureaucracy applies Public Choice theory and a complex systems view of government institutions to analyze policy implementation as an economic process. It addresses the common and vexing question of why managing federal agencies for results is so difficult by challenging...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Economic Pluralism

    Edited by Robert F Garnett Jr, Erik K. Olsen, Martha Starr

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    The leading edges of economic thinking in the early 21st century are marked by a nascent pluralism - a positive valuing of difference and complexity - regarding the nature and evolution of human behaviour and economic organization. Economic Pluralism brings these pluralist sensibilities to the fore...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge