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The Nobel laureates : how the world's greatest economic minds shaped modern thought

Author: Marilu Hurt McCarty
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2001.
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"Through the lives and works of Nobel Prize-wining economists, this book traces the development of today's economic landscape - and provides a coherent, nontechnical description of modern economic thought."--Jacket.
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McCarty, Marilu Hurt.
Nobel laureates.
New York : McGraw-Hill, 2001
(DLC) 00024447
(OCoLC)43481829
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marilu Hurt McCarty
ISBN: 0071399089 9780071399081 0071379126 9780071379120
OCLC Number: 47010326
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 397 pages)
Contents: The Nobel Prize Winners in Economic Sciences --
pt. 1. The Rationalist and Individual Choice / George Stigler, Friedrich von Hayek and Gary Becker / [and others]. Ch. 1. Rational People Do Good Things. Ch. 2. The Dangers of Big Government, Firsthand. Ch. 3. Explaining Our Social Relationships. Ch. 4. Questioning Neoclassical Theory --
pt. 2. Limits to Rationality and the Role of Government / Kenneth Arrow, John Hicks and James Buchanan / [and others]. Ch. 5. Individual Rationality and Collective Irrationality. Ch. 6. The Tension Between Individual and Social Welfare. Ch. 7. A Better Way to Handle Externalities. Ch. 8. Is There Room in Economics for Ethics? --
pt. 3. Measuring to Understand / Ragnar Frisch, Jan Tinbergen and Tjalling Koopmans / [and others]. Ch. 9. Business Cycles and Dynamic Analysis. Ch. 10. Balancing Realism With Simplicity. Ch. 11. Acknowledging and Incorporating Errors. Ch. 12. Probability in Econometric Models. Ch. 13. Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, and Policy Wonks --
pt. 4. When Cycles Become Depressions / Paul Samuelson, Milton Friedman and James Tobin / [et al.]. Ch. 14. Business Cycles and the Unemployment-Inflation Trade-Off. Ch. 15. When Government Involvement Interferes With Economic Efficiency. Ch. 16. Holding Money Is the Reverse of Money Turnover. Ch. 17. The Perverse Effects of Expectations. Ch. 18. How Does Economic Policy Work in the Real World? --
pt. 5. The Model Builders / Richard Stone, Gerard Debreu and Kenneth Arrow / [et al.]. Ch. 19. Everything Depends on Everything Else. Ch. 20. Filling the Theoretical Boxes. Ch. 21. The Building Blocks of Income, Employment, and Prices. Ch. 22. Documenting National Income and Growth --
pt. 6. Economic Growth and Development / Robert Solow, Theodore Schultz and Arthur Lewis / [et al.]. Ch. 23. The Theory Underlying Economic Growth. Ch. 24. Accounting for Human Capital Investment. Ch. 25. Bringing Economic Development to Poor Nations. Ch. 26. Using Econometrics to Explain Economic Development. Ch. 27. Development Issues for the Mature Economy --
pt. 7. Financing Growth-Promoting Investments / Harry Markowitz, William Sharpe and James Tobin / [et al.]. Ch. 28. Historical Perspectives. Ch. 29. Explaining a Firm's Financing Decision. Ch. 30. Incorporating Time in the Financial Decision. Ch. 31. Globalizing Resource Allocation. Ch. 32. Combining Public Investment With Private Investment to Promote Growth --
pt. 8. Society's Institutions: Their Origins and Potential for Change / John Nash, John Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten / [et al.]. Ch. 33. People's Interactions Are Like Games. Ch. 34. Some Games Are Improved by Bargaining. Ch. 35. Games Without Full Information Require Use of Probabilities. Ch. 36. How Institutions Have Evolved. Ch. 37. Changing One "Peculiar" Institution.
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