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A not-so-dismal science : a broader view of economies and societies

Author: Mancur Olson; Satu Kähkönen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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This book strives to prove that economics is no longer the dismal science it was once described as. The economic ideas used in the social sciences, and the increased use of economics and economists' methods have helped this change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Not-so-dismal science.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2000
(DLC) 98033705
(OCoLC)39464842
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mancur Olson; Satu Kähkönen
ISBN: 0198293690 9780198293699 0198294905 9780198294900 9780191522147 0191522147
OCLC Number: 123129609
Description: 1 online resource (x, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : The broader view / Mancur Olson and Satu Kähkönen --
Big bills left on the sidewalk : why some nations are rich, and others poor / Mancur Olson --
Innovation and its enemies : the economic and political roots of technological inertia / Joel Mokyr --
Economic institutions and development : a view from the bottom / Oliver E. Williamson --
Dictatorship, democracy, and development / Mancur Olson --
Overstrong against thyself : war, the state, and growth in Europe on the eve of the Industrial Revolution / J. Bradford De Long --
The Swedish model : a comment on Mancur Olson's analysis / Erik Moberg --
Affirmative action and reservations in the American and Indian labor markets : are they really that bad? / Edward Montgomery --
Communities and development : autarkic social groups and the economy / Russell Hardin --
Law from order : economic development and the jurisprudence of social norms / Robert D. Cooter --
The nature of institutional impediments to economic development / Pranab Bardhan.
Responsibility: edited by Mancur Olson, Satu Kähkönen.
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This book shows that, in calling economics the `dismal science', Thomas Carlyle was profoundly wrong. Economic ideas have illuminated behaviour in all of the social sciences in addition to the  Read more...

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