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The Elgar companion to the Chicago school of economics

Author: Ross B Emmett
Publisher: Cheltenham, Glos, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2010.
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Many know the Chicago School of Economics and its association with Milton Friedman, George Stigler, Ronald Coase and Gary Becker. But few know the School's history and the full scope of its scholarship. In this book, leading scholars examine its history and key figures, and provide surveys of the School's contributions to central aspects of economics, including: price theory, monetary theory, labor and economic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross B Emmett
ISBN: 9781840648744 1840648740 9781849808675 1849808678
OCLC Number: 573302194
Description: xi, 350 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. Essays on the Chicago School --
The development of post-war Chicago price theory / J. Daniel Hammond --
Chicago economics and institutionalism / Malcolm Rutherford --
Adam Smith and the Chicago School / Steven G. Medema --
The economic organization, by Frank H. Knight : a reader's guide / Ross B. Emmett --
The Chicago School of welfare economics / H. Spencer Banzhaf --
Chicago monetary traditions / David Laidler --
On the origins of A monetary history / Hugh Rockoff --
Chicago and economic history / David Mitch --
Chicago and the development of twentieth-century labor economics / Bruce E. Kaufman --
Human capital, by Gary S. Becker : a reading guide / Pedro Nuno Teixeira --
Chicago law and economics / Steven G. Medema --
Friedman, positive economics, and the Chicago boys / Eric Schliesser --
Neoliberalism and Chicago / Robert Van Horn and Philip Mirowski --
Armen Alchian on evolution, information, and cost : the surprising implications of scarcity / Daniel K. Benjamin --
The Chicago roots of the Virginia School / Gordon L. Brady --
pt. II. Some Chicago economists --
Gary S. Becker / Pedro Nuno Teixeira --
Ronald Harry Coase / Steven G. Medema --
Aaron Director / Robert Van Horn --
Paul H. Douglas / Glen G. Cain --
Berthold Frank Hoselitz / David Mitch --
Frank H. Knight / Ross B. Emmett --
J. Laurence Laughlin / William J. Barber --
Edward P. Lazear / Morley Gunderson --
H. Gregg Lewis / Jeff E. Biddle --
Deirdre N. McCloskey / Stephen T. Ziliak --
Richard A. Posner / Steven G. Medema --
Albert Rees / Orley Ashenfelter and John Pencavel --
Margaret Gilpin Reid / Evelyn Forget --
Sherwin Rosen / Hao Li --
Henry Schultz / D. Wade Hands --
Theodore William Schultz / Pedro Nuno Teixeira --
Henry Calvert Simons / Sherryl D. Kasper --
George J. Stigler / Edward Nik-Khah --
Jacob Viner / William J. Barber.
Responsibility: edited by Ross B. Emmett.

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The volume examines the School's traditions of applied welfare theory and law and economics while providing a glimpse into emerging research on Chicago's role in the development of neoliberalism.  Read more...

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