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Economics and thermodynamics : new perspectives on economic analysis

Author: S Peter Burley; John Foster
Publisher: Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1994.
Series: Recent economic thought series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers insights into research focusing on the interface between thermodynamics and economics. Although nonequilibrium thermodynamics and self-organisation appear to offer more possibilities for  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Economics and thermodynamics.
Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1994
(OCoLC)654995666
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S Peter Burley; John Foster
ISBN: 0792394461 9780792394464
OCLC Number: 30508497
Description: 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An Essay in Macroeconomics / Andras Brody, Katalin Martinas and Konstantin Sajo --
2. The Use of Thermodynamic Models in Economics / Andras Brody --
3. A Survey of Thermodynamical Ideas / John R. Christie --
4. Economic Development as an Escape From Full Employment Entropy Ceilings / Peter Burley --
5. Comparative Thermodynamics in Chemistry and Economics / James A. Reiss --
6. A Non-Equilibrium Evolutionary Economic Theory / Robert U. Ayres and Katalin Martinas --
7. Conservation of Mass and the Time Behaviour of Ecological-Economic Systems / Charles Perrings --
8. Entropy, Liberty and Catastrophe: The Physics and Metaphysics of Waste Disposal / Martin O'Connor --
9. The Self-Organisation Approach in Economics / John Foster --
10. A Thermodynamic Analysis of Library Operation / Gordon J. Troup --
11. From Entropy to Economy: A Thorny Path / Charles Dyke --
12. Thermodynamics and Chaos in Economic Prediction / Greg C. O'Brien.
Series Title: Recent economic thought series.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Burley and John Foster.
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