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The assumptions economists make

Autore: Jonathan Schlefer
Editore: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Economists make confident assertions in op-ed columns and on cable news--so why are their explanations often at odds with equally confident assertions from other economists? And why are all economic predictions so rarely borne out? Harnessing his frustration with these contradictions, Jonathan Schlefer set out to investigate how economists arrive at their opinions. While economists cloak their views in the aura of  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Jonathan Schlefer
ISBN: 9780674052260 0674052269
Numero OCLC: 757935770
Descrizione: xv, 356 p. ; 22 cm.
Contenuti: The metaphor of the invisible hand --
What do economists do? --
In search of a model --
Economics when society matters --
Chasing a chimera --
Utopia --
This imperfect world --
Entering the realm of production --
What caused income inequality? --
Understanding an uncertain world --
In the long run --
In the short run --
The golden age of capitalism --
Economies in crisis --
Thinking about economies.
Responsabilità: Jonathan Schlefer.

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Economists make confident assertions in op-ed columns and on cable news--so why are their explanations at odds with equally confident assertions from other economists? And why are all economic  Per saperne di più…

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