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Dilemmas in economic theory : persisting foundational problems of microeconomics

Author: Michael Mandler
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By examining the development of economics in the 20th century, this book argues that the breakthroughs of post-World War II general equilibrium theory and its rejection of utilitarianism and marginal productivity have been misunderstood.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mandler, Michael.
Dilemmas in economic theory.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)47902464
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Mandler
ISBN: 160256731X 9781602567313 9780198026112 0198026110 1423745779 9781423745778
OCLC Number: 62866006
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 211 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Transformation of Economic Theory; 2. Marginal Productivity and the Indeterminacy of Factor Prices; 3. The Prehistory of Distribution Theory: The Wage Fund and the Invention of Marginal Productivity; 4. The Ordinal Revolution; 5. Historical Issues in Preference Theory: Cardinality and the Transition to Ordinalism; 6. Paretian Welfare Economics; 7. A Positive Rate of Interest?; 8. Conclusion; References; Index.
Responsibility: Michael Mandler.

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Mandler's thesis is so important and so obvious that it is hard to understand why this book has not been written before ... Mandler adopts a balanced perspective ... an excellent stimulating book. * Read more...

 
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