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Methodology, money and the firm

Author: D P O'Brien
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : E. Elgar, ©1994.
Series: Economists of the twentieth century.
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Methodology, Money and the Firm brings together Denis O'Brien's most important essays on issues ranging from methodology to competition policy but is primarily focused on the history of economic  Read more...

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Named Person: Denis P O'Brien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D P O'Brien
ISBN: 1852789662 9781852789664
OCLC Number: 29843782
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Methodology: whither economics?; theories of the history of science - a test case; theory and empirical observation; economists and data. Part 2 The industry: information agreements - a problem in search of a policy, with D. Swann; 200 years of competition; competition policy in Britain - the silent revolution; divestiture - the case of AT patents - an economist's view; Marshall's industrial analysis. Part 3 The firm: the evolution of the theory of the firm; research programmes in competitive structure; Marshall, monopoly and rectangular hyperbolas. Part 4 Money and trade: monetary economics; Overstone, Lord; [Overstone's] monetary thought; the transition in Torrens' monetary thought; the macroeconomics of Thomas Joplin; Torrens, McCulloch and Disraeli; customs unions - trade creation and trade diversion; competition and credit control. Part 5 English economics 1660-1860: Petty's "Political Arithmetick"; Ravenstone, Piercy; classical economics; Ricardian economics and the economics of David Ricardo; classical reassessments; J.R. McCulloch and the theory of value; Torrens on wages and emigration; Torrens, McCulloch and the "Digression on Sismondi" - whose digression, with A.C. Darnell; J.R. McCulloch. Part 6 English and Austrian economics after 1870: A. Marshall, 1842-1925; Marshall's work in relation to classical economics; Lionel Charles Robbins, 1898-1984; Lionel Robbins and the Austrian connection; Hayek as an intellectual historian.
Series Title: Economists of the twentieth century.
Responsibility: the collected essays of D.P. O'Brien.

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