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Ekelund, Robert B. (Robert Burton) 1940-

Works: 108 works in 463 publications in 3 languages and 9,534 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Robert B Ekelund
The marketplace of Christianity by Robert B Ekelund( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This startlingly original (and sure to be controversial) account of the evolution of Christianity shows that the economics of religion has little to do with counting the money in the collection basket and much to do with understanding the background of today's religious and political divisions. Since religion is a set of organized beliefs, and a church is an organized body of worshippers, it's natural to use a science that seeks to explain the behavior of organizations - economics - to understand the development of organized religion. The Marketplace of Christianity applies the tools of economic theory to illuminate the emergence of Protestantism in the sixteenth century and to examine contemporary religion-influenced issues, including evolution and gay marriage."--BOOK JACKET
A history of economic theory and method by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

89 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering in-depth coverage of economic ideas from ancient times to the present, this text delivers today's student a powerful insight into the broad scope of past intellectual contributions to the evolution of contemporary economic thinking
Sacred trust : the medieval church as an economic firm by Robert B Ekelund( )

17 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Church dominated society in the Middle Ages and functioned as a quasi-government, providing public and private goods. This book is the first to examine specific institutions in the Church in the Middle Ages in economic terms. Other books have argued generally that the Church either had a positive or negative effect on economic development. The authors of this book look more closely at the actual Church institutions and practices and describe how each functioned as a part of the larger economy of the time. They focus especially on marriage, usury, heresy, the crusades, and the monasteries. It is not their purpose to reject or impugn religious motives that may be advanced by theologians and historians. Their goal is to bring a fresh perspective to the role of institutions of the medieval Church in economic development
Advertising and the market process : a modern economic view by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercantilism as a rent-seeking society : economic regulation in historical perspective by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tariffs, blockades, and inflation : the economics of the Civil War by Mark Thornton( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What role did economics play in leading the United States into the Civil War in the 1860s, and how did the war affect the economies of the North and the South? Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation uses contemporary economic analyses such as supply and demand, modern market theory, and the economics of politics to interpret events of the Civil War. Simplifying the sometimes complex intricacies of the subject matter, Thornton and Ekelund have penned a nontechnical primer that is jargon-free and accessible. Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation also takes a comprehensive approach to its topic. It offers a cohesive and a persuasive explanation of the how, what, and why behind the many factors at work on both sides of the contest. While most books only delve into a particular aspect of the war, this title effectively bridges the gap by offering an all-encompassing, yet relatively brief, introduction to the essential economics of the Civil War. This book starts out with a look at the reasons for the beginning of the Civil War, including explaining why the war began when it did. It then examines the economic realities in both the North and South. Also covered are the different financial strategies implemented by both the Union and the Confederacy to fund the war and the reasons behind what ultimately led to Southern defeat. Finally, the economic effect of Reconstruction is discussed, including the impact it had on the former slave population. --
Secret origins of modern microeconomics : Dupuit and the engineers by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did contemporary microeconomic theory emerge? Who were its chief architects? Conventional wisdom points largely to the work of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924) and his colleagues in England. In this original contribution to the history of economic thought, Robert Ekelund and Robert Hebert convincingly argue that the intellectual tradition of microeconomic inquiry was initiated by members of the Corps des Ingenieurs des Ponts et Chaussees (French corps of state civil engineers), most notably Jules Dupuit (1804-66)
Economic origins of Roman Christianity by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the global marketplace of ideas, few realms spark as much conflict as religion. For millions of people, it is an integral part of everyday life, reflected by a widely divergent supply of practices and philosophical perspectives. Yet, historically, the marketplace has not always been competitive. While the early Common Era saw competition between Christianity, Judaism, and the many pagan cults, Roman Christianity came eventually to dominate Western Europe. Using basic concepts of economic theory, Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison explain the origin and subsequent spread of Roman Christianity, showing first how the standard concepts of risk, cost, and benefit can account for the demand for religion. Then, drawing on the economics of networking, entrepreneurship, and industrial organization, the book explains Christianity's rapid ascent. Like a business, the church developed sound business strategies that increased its market share to a near monopoly in the medieval period. This book offers a fascinating look at the dynamics of Christianity's rise, as well as how aspects the church's structure--developed over the first millennium--illuminate a number of critical problems faced by the church today."--Publisher's description
The evolution of modern demand theory; a collection of essays by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macroeconomics by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DeLorme's name appears first on the earlier ed. Includes bibliographies and index
Politicized economies : monarchy, monopoly, and mercantilism by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politicized Economies illuminates the high tide of mercantilism in England and the entrenchment of controls in the French and Spanish economies between 1540 and 1640. Ekelund and Tollison subject mercantilist foreign trade to neoclassical-neoinstitutional analysis, examining the general economic organization of the mercantile companies and focusing on the economic inner workings of the East India Company. The authors probe for the origins of the modern corporation in the early joint stock companies of England and analyze the effects of regulatory forms on the business organizations that emerged to engage in foreign trade
Economics by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of American art : issues, artists, and market institutions by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Economics of American Art analyzes the most pervasive economic issues facing the art world, applied to the whole spectrum of American art. Both practical and accessible, this book will be essential for collectors, auction houses, American art experts of all kinds, museums, gallery owners and, not least, by economists with continuing scholarly interests in these matters
Microeconomics by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this introduction to microeconomics we stress the interrelationship of theory and economic issues. In each chapter we rely on applications to test the insight of theory, and we rely on theory to provide the context for understanding real-world events. We think this is the best way to prepare students to appreciate the power of economics and the issues confronting them on television, in newspapers, in the voting booth, and in their careers
The essentials of money and banking by Leonardo Auernheimer( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics : private markets and public choice by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to the principles of economics integrates the public choice theme with a discussion of basic economic issues, while including analyses of domestic policies, and proposals and current global events in 2000
The economics of Edwin Chadwick : incentives matter by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Edwin Chadwick (1800 - 1890) is hardly a household name among economists, although he is a well-known hero to sanitation engineers and utilitarian social reformers. His brilliant and cunning ideas relating to contemporary economic policy are illuminated for the first time in this pioneering study. The authors detail Chadwick's sophisticated conceptions of moral hazard, common pool problems, asymmetric information, and theory of competition, all of which differ starkly from those promulgated by Adam Smith and other classical economists. Also examined are Chadwick's views on government versus market role in dealing with problems created by natural monopoly, and whether some or all market problems justify government regulation or alterations of property rights. The authors investigate Chadwick's utilitarian approach to labor, business cycles, and economic growth, contrasting his modern view with those of his classical economic contemporaries. Chadwick's enormous output and cutting-edge methods undoubtedly establish him as an original and trenchant thinker in economic matters as well as a prophetic voice on contemporary issues in economics. This unique look at his less familiar research will interest academic regulatory economists, sociologists, students and scholars of law and economics, and all those interested in the fundamentals of social reform
The foundations of regulatory economics( Book )

16 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se recogen artículos ya publicados anteriormente y que giran en torno a la regulación en los diversos sectores económicos, como el del ferrocarril, con una perspectiva histórica y comentario de las principales teorías que sobre regulación en economía se han ido elaborando a lo largo del tiempo
Historia de la teoría económica y de su método by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENIDO: Microeconomía moderna: un festin suculento y variado - Pensamiento económica antiguo y medieval - Reconsideración de la competencia: Chamberlin y Robinson - Thorstein Veblen y la economía institucionalista americana - Adam Smith: constructor de un sistema - El análisis económico clásico(I): utilidad, población y dinero - El análisis económico clásico(II): el sistema ricardiano y sus críticos - El análisis económico clásico(III): John Stuart Mill - La aparición de una ciencia: Petty, Cantillon y los fisiocratas - El desarrollo de la economía matemática y empírica - Economía austriaca - La economía y su historia - El mercantilismo y el nacimiento del capitalismo - John Maynard Keynes, la teoría general y el desarrollo de la macroeconomía - La microeconomía en la Europa continental y en Inglaterra - La nueva economía política: elección pública y regulación - La política económica en el periodo clásico
Publicité et économie de marché by Robert B Ekelund( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The marketplace of Christianity
A history of economic theory and methodSacred trust : the medieval church as an economic firmAdvertising and the market process : a modern economic viewTariffs, blockades, and inflation : the economics of the Civil WarSecret origins of modern microeconomics : Dupuit and the engineersEconomic origins of Roman ChristianityMacroeconomicsPoliticized economies : monarchy, monopoly, and mercantilism
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Burton Ekelund, Robert 1940-

Ekelund Júnior Robert B

Ekelund, R.B.

Ekelund, R. B. 1940-

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Ekelund, R. B. (Robert Burton), 1940-

Ekelund Robert B.

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Ekelund, Robert B. Jr. 1940-

Ekelund, Robert Burton

Ekelund, Robert Burton 1940-

Robert Ekelund American economist

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