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Gunnar Myrdal : an intellectual biography

Author: William J Barber
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Great thinkers in economics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gunnar Myrdal was a Nobel Memorial Prize Laureate in Economics in 1974. This study examines the manner in which his intellectual style left an impact on the shaping of Sweden's welfare state, on race relations in the United States, and on post-World War Two economic cooperation in Europe.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
biografi
Named Person: Gunnar Myrdal; Gunnar Myrdal; Gunnar Myrdal; Gunnar Myrdal
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Barber
ISBN: 9781403999443 1403999449
OCLC Number: 137313357
Description: xiii, 180 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Beginnings and early intellectual influences --
2. Early challenges to orthodoxy : 'The political element in the development of economic theory' (first published in 1930) --
3. Theorizing about macro-economic instability : 'Monetary equilibrium' (versions of 1932, 1933, and 1939) --
4. Structuring counter-cyclical fiscal policies in the 1930s --
5. The population question and Swedish social policy in the 1930s --
6. 'An American dilemma : the Negro problem and modern democracy' (1944) --
7. Minister of commerce and economic policy-making for post-war Sweden, 1944-1947 --
8. International civil servant and studies of the international economy, 1947-1957 --
9. 'Asian drama : an inquiry into the poverty of nations' (1968) --
10. Economic policy advice-giving for the rich and the poor in the 1960s and 1970s.
Series Title: Great thinkers in economics series.
Responsibility: William J. Barber.

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