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Backhouse, Roger 1951-

Works: 163 works in 726 publications in 6 languages and 16,852 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Narrator, edc
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Most widely held works by Roger Backhouse
The ordinary business of life : a history of economics from the ancient world to the twenty-first century by Roger Backhouse( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of economics from the ancient world to the twenty-first century, discussing how different cultures have used economics to their benefit and downfall
A history of modern economic analysis by Roger Backhouse( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

*Economic!history - *Smith!Adam - *Ricardo!theory - *Mill!John!Sewart - *Jevons!William!Stanley - *Walras!Leon - *Menger!Carl - *Austrian!Scholl - *Marshall!Alfred - *Clark!John!Bates - *Marx!Carl
Economists and the economy : the evolution of economic ideas, 1600 to the present day by Roger Backhouse( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalist revolutionary : John Maynard Keynes by Roger Backhouse( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great Recession of 2008 restored John Maynard Keynes to prominence. After decades when the Keynesian revolution seemed to have been forgotten, the great British theorist was suddenly everywhere. The New York Times asked, 'What would Keynes have done?' The Financial Times wrote of 'the undeniable shift to Keynes.' Le Monde pronounced the economic collapse Keynes's 'revenge.' Two years later, following bank bailouts and Tea Party fundamentalism, Keynesian principles once again seemed misguided or irrelevant to a public focused on ballooning budget deficits. In this readable account, Roger Backhouse and Bradley Bateman elaborate the misinformation and caricature that have led to Keynes's repeated resurrection and interment since his death in 1946. Keynes's engagement with social and moral philosophy and his membership in the Bloomsbury Group of artists and writers helped to shape his manner of theorizing. Though trained as a mathematician, he designed models based on how specific kinds of people (such as investors and consumers) actually behave--an approach that runs counter to the idealized agents favored by economists at the end of the century. Keynes wanted to create a revolution in the way the world thought about economic problems, but he was more open-minded about capitalism than is commonly believed. He saw capitalism as essential to a society's well-being but also morally flawed, and he sought a corrective for its main defect: the failure to stabilize investment. Keynes's nuanced views, the authors suggest, offer an alternative to the polarized rhetoric often evoked by the word "capitalism" in today's political debates."--Dust-jacket front flap
The puzzle of modern economics : science or ideology by Roger Backhouse( Book )

20 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book cuts through the confusion and controversy about whether modern economics has succeeded or failed"--
Toward a history of applied economics( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Keynes( Book )

20 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was the most important economist of the twentieth century. He was also a philosopher who wrote on ethics and the theory of probability and a central figure in the Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists. In this volume, contributors from a wide range of disciplines explain the links between Keynes's philosophy and his economics and place his work and Keynesianism--the economic theory, the principles of economic policy, and the political philosophy--in their historical context. The chapter topics include Keynes's philosophical engagement with G.E. Moore and Franz Brentano, his correspondence, the role of his General Theory in the creation of modern macroeconomics, and the many meanings of Keynesianism. New readers will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Keynes currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Keynes."--Page 4 of cover
The history of the social sciences since 1945( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This compact volume covers the main developments in the social sciences since the Second World War. Chapters on economics, human geography, political science, psychology, social anthropology, and sociology will interest anyone wanting short, accessible histories of those disciplines, all written by experts in the relevant field; they will also make it easy for readers to make comparisons between disciplines. A final chapter proposes a blueprint for a history of the social sciences as a whole. Whereas most of the existing literature considers the social sciences in isolation from one other, this volume shows that they have much in common; for example, they have responded to common problems using overlapping methods, and cross-disciplinary activities have been widespread. The focus throughout the book is on societal pressures on knowledge production rather than just theoretical lineages. This book is noteworthy because it: Is the first book that puts together histories of the main social sciences since World War II, each written by a discipline specialist; Enables the readers to realize that what they see as specific to their own discipline is in fact common to several; Contains a chapter that proposes a blueprint for a history of the social sciences as a whole"--
New directions in economic methodology by Roger Backhouse( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While work on economic methodology has increased this has been coupled with a lack of consensus about the direction and content of the discipline. This book reflects this growing diversity with contributions from the leading methodologists
Macroeconomics and the real world by Roger Backhouse( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modelo IS-LM ; Mercado de trabajo; Nueva economía keynesiana; Macroeconomía en documentos oficiales
Interpreting macroeconomics : explorations in the history of macroeconomic thought by Roger Backhouse( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting Macroeconomics explores a number of different approaches to macroeconomic thought and analyzes various important episodes in the development of macroeconoimcs before during and after the Keynesian revolution
Economics and language( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an interdisciplinary approach, these contributions come from economists, linguists and literary theorists. They discuss the wider methodological implications of language issues within economics, and give an analysis of how economic texts work, thus relating directly to economic practice
Truth and progress in economic knowledge by Roger Backhouse( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth and Progress in Economic Knowledge provides a new perspective on economic methodology, specifically addressing progress in economic knowledge. This important investigation is based on the assumption that economic methodology must be developed through analysing economics, not through imposing a framework developed in other sciences
Reflections on the development of modern macroeconomics( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of essays on the development of modern macroeconomics. It reflects the profound and controversial changes that the subject has undergone in the period 1974 to 1999. Each of the eight essays focuses on an important issue relating to those changes
Economics and methodology : crossing boundaries : proceedings of the IEA conference held in Bergamo, Italy by Roger Backhouse( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings economics and methodology closer together through a series of six methodological case studies, each of which is discussed by practitioner in the relevant field, and a specialist in methodology. The objective is a better understanding of economics as a scientific discipline and insights into the way methodological discussion can inform practice. Among the topics discussed are: game theory, externalities, free riding, involuntary unemployment, the debate over stabilization policy, and the theory of consumer demand
Explorations in economic methodology : from Lakatos to empirical philosophy of science by Roger Backhouse( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Backhouse has been an active participant in the controversy over economic methodology. This collection of his essays both clarifies and responds to the issues raised by the literature and argues that methodology is an essential activity. The book begins with an application of Lakatos's methodology of scientific research programmes to contemporary macroeconomics, and subsequent chapters go on to discuss questions raised by this approach. These argue that although the methodology has severe limitations, it nevertheless provides a useful starting point. After discussing the approaches to methodology of some practising economists, the final chapters consider the perspectives on economics that result from pragmatism and empirical philosophy of science
Transforming modern macroeconomics : exploring disequilibrium microfoundations, 1956-2003 by Roger Backhouse( Book )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of the search for non-Walrasian micro-foundations for macroeconomic theory, from the disequilibrium theories of Patinkin, Clower, and Leijonhufvud to recent dynamic stochaotic general equilibrium models with imperfect competition. Placing this search against the background of wider developments in macroeconomics, the authors contend that this was never a single research program, but involved economists with very different aims who developed the basic ideas about quantity constraints, spillover effects, and coordination failures in different ways. The authors contrast this with the equilibrium approach of Phelps and Lucas, arguing that equilibrium theories simply assumed away the problems that had motivated the disequilibrium literature. Although equilibrium Walrasian models came to dominate macroeconomics, non-Walrasian theories never went away and continue to exert an important influence on the subject. Although this book focuses on one strand in modern macroeconomics, it is crucial to understanding the origins of modern macroeconomic theory"--
A Historiography of the modern social sciences( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciences includes essays on the ways in which the histories of history, psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, and political science have been written since the Second World War. Bringing together chapters written by the leading historians of each discipline establishes significant parallels and contrasts and makes the case for a comparative interdisciplinary historiography. This comparative approach helps explain historiographical developments on the basis of factors specific to individual disciplines and the social, political, and intellectual developments that go beyond individual disciplines. All historians, including historians of the different social sciences, encounter literatures with which they are not familiar. This book will provide a broader understanding of the different ways in which the history of the social sciences, and by extension intellectual history, is written"--
No wealth but life : welfare economics and the welfare state in Britain, 1880-1945 by Roger Backhouse( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book re-examines early-twentieth-century British welfare economics in the context of the emergence of the welfare state. There are fresh views of the well-known Cambridge School of Sidgwick, Marshall, Pigou, and Keynes, by Peter Groenewegen, Steven G. Medema, and Martin Daunton. This is placed against a less well-known Oxford approach to welfare: Yuichi Shionoya explores its foundations in the idealist philosophy of T.H. Green; Roger E. Backhouse considers the work of its leading exponent, J.A. Hobson; and Tamotsu Nishizawa discusses the spread of this approach in Britain. Finally, the book covers welfare economics in the policy arena: Maria Cristina Marcuzzo and Atsushi Komine discuss Keynes and Beveridge, and Richard Toye points to the possible influence of H.G. Wells on Churchill and Lloyd George. A substantial introduction frames the discussion, and a postscript relates these ideas to the work of Robbins and subsequent developments in welfare economics"--Provided by publisher
Exemplary economists by Roger Backhouse( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of autobiographical essays by economists whose work is recognised in current economic thinking. They are based upon introductions to the Edward Elgar series, "Economists of the Twentieth Century". The volume focuses upon those who have experience in Europe, Asia and Australasia
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The ordinary business of life : a history of economics from the ancient world to the twenty-first century
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Backhouse, R. E. 1951-

Backhouse, Roger.

Backhouse, Roger E.

Backhouse, Roger E. 1951-

Backhouse, Roger Eduardo, 1951-

Backhouse, Roger Edward 1951-

Roger Backhouse British economist

Roger Backhouse economista británico

Roger Backhouse économiste britannique

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バックハウス, ロジャー

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The puzzle of modern economics : science or ideologyToward a history of applied economicsThe Cambridge companion to KeynesThe history of the social sciences since 1945New directions in economic methodologyMacroeconomics and the real worldInterpreting macroeconomics : explorations in the history of macroeconomic thoughtEconomics and language