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Human well-being and economic goals

Author: Frank Ackerman; Program for the Study of Sustainable Change and Development (Tufts University. Global Development and Environment Institute)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1997.
Series: Frontier issues in economic thought, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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According to neoclassical theory, efficient interaction between the profit-maximizing "ideal producer" and the utility-maximizing "ideal consumer" will eventually lead to some sort of social optimum. But is that social optimum the same as human well-being? Human Well-Being and Economic Goals addresses that topic. It brings together more than 75 concise summaries of the most significant writings that consider issues  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Ackerman; Program for the Study of Sustainable Change and Development (Tufts University. Global Development and Environment Institute)
ISBN: 1559635606 9781559635608 1559635614 9781559635615
OCLC Number: 37493487
Notes: "A research and publication project of the Program for the Study of Sustainable Change and Development, The Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University."
Description: xxxii, 427 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Interdisciplinary perspectives on well-being --
Utility and welfare I : the history of economic thought --
Utility and welfare II : modern economic alternatives --
Applied welfare economics : externalities, valuation, and cost-benefit analysis --
Economics and the good, I : individuals --
Economics and the good, II : community --
Economics and the good, III : society --
National development : from basic needs to the welfare state --
Critiques of national income accounting and GNP --
Alternatives to gross national product : a critical survey.
Series Title: Frontier issues in economic thought, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Frank Ackerman [and others].
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This introduction to writings that examine the concept of human well-being in ways that can help set goals for economic activity brings together summaries of literature in the field that consider  Read more...

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