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The age of fragmentation : a history of contemporary economic thought

Author: Alessandro Roncaglia
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The idea of writing this book was dismissed as crazy by many of my friends. The book is here, now, but they may still be right, given the breadth and complexity of our field of enquiry: contemporary economic research, from the Second World War to the present. Consider the mass of economic journals (some thousands) and books (ditto) published yearly; consider the fact that economists active in the period under  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Roncaglia, Alessandro, 1947-
The age of fragmentation
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019029311
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandro Roncaglia
ISBN: 9781108777766 1108777767
OCLC Number: 1124773680
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction. A non-linear discourse; Part I. The Background: 2. The foundations: classicals and marginalists; 3. The immediate precursors; Part II. The Giants of the Short Century: 4. The founder of neo-liberalism: Friedrick von Hayek; 5. The revolutionary: Piero Sraffa; Part III. The Fragmentation of the Mainstream: 6. The new microeconomics: general equilibrium and expected utilities, theory of industrial organization; 7. The macroeconomics of the neoclassical synthesis; 8. The myth of the invisible hand: neo-liberal streams; 9. Applied economics and econometrics; Part IV. The Weakening of the Paradigm: 10. Behavioural economics and bounded rationality; 11. From efficient financial markets to the theory of crises; Part V. Is a New Paradigm Possible?: 12. Post-Keynesian macroeconomics; 13. Marxism, evolutionism, institutionalism; 14. Ethics and the problem of power.
Other Titles: Età della disgregazione.
Responsibility: Alessandro Roncaglia, Sapienza University of Rome.

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Professor Roncaglia provides a critical illustration of the contemporary history of economics, from the 1940s to the present. He covers the different approaches and fields of research, offering a  Read more...

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