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The empire of value : a new foundation for economics

Author: André Orléan
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With the advent of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, the economics profession itself entered into a crisis of legitimacy from which it has yet to emerge. Despite the obviousness of their failures, however, economists continue to rely on the same methods and to proceed from the same underlying assumptions. André Orléan challenges the neoclassical paradigm in this book, with a new way of thinking about perhaps its  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Orléan
ISBN: 9780262026970 026202697X
OCLC Number: 945456386
Notes: Empire de la valeur.
Target Audience: Pregrado
Description: x, 350 páginas : ilustraciones ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Critique of political economy. 1. Substance value ; 2. Market objectivity ; 3. Scarcity and status --
Part II. The institution of value. 4. Money ; 5. A new approach to value --
Part III. Market finance. 6. Financial valuation ; 7. Liquidity and speculation --
Part IV. Self-referential finance and the subprime crisis. 8. Euphoria, 2003 to 2007 ; 9. The crisis, 2007 to 2008 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: André Orléan ; translated by M.B. DeBevoise.

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An argument that conceiving of economic value as a social force makes it possible to develop a new and more powerful theory of market behavior.  Read more...

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