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Backhouse, Roger 1951-

Overview
Works: 120 works in 420 publications in 5 languages and 13,306 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, jt , Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: HB131, 330.09
Publication Timeline
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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 )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,400 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
New directions in economic methodology by Roger Backhouse( )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,287 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
Interpreting macroeconomics explorations in the history of macroeconomic thought by Roger Backhouse( )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 1,270 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
Explorations in economic methodology from Lakatos to empirical philosophy of science by Roger Backhouse( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarifying the issues involved, and outlining a constructive but critical response to the recent literature, this collection will be of interest to students and researchers interested in economic methodology and the philosophy of science
Capitalist revolutionary : John Maynard Keynes by Roger Backhouse( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,062 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 )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book cuts through the confusion and controversy about whether modern economics has succeeded or failed"--
A history of modern economic analysis by Roger Backhouse( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to Keynes( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 557 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."--p. [4] of cover
Toward a history of applied economics( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists and the economy : the evolution of economic ideas, 1600 to the present day by Roger Backhouse( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the social sciences since 1945 by Roger E Backhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 433 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"--Résumé de l'éditeur
Macroeconomics and the real world by Roger E Backhouse( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics and language( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 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
Exemplary economists North America by Roger Backhouse( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on leading economists who were born, or have spent the greater part of their lives, in America
Truth and progress in economic knowledge by Roger Backhouse( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 229 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
Economists and the economy : the evolution of economic ideas by Roger Backhouse( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the development of modern macroeconomics( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 218 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
Transforming modern macroeconomics : exploring disequilibrium microfoundations, 1956-2003 by Roger Backhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 208 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"--
The Penguin history of economics by Roger Backhouse( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody can ignore economics. There are never enough resources to go round, so human beings have always wrestled with the crucial issues of money, markets, bargaining, prices and production. In this new and authoritative history, Roger Backhouse takes the story of economics from the Greeks to the dawn of the 21st century
No wealth but life : welfare economics and the welfare state in Britain, 1880-1945 by Roger E Backhouse( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 178 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
 
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Alternative Names
Backhouse, R. E. 1951-

Backhouse, Roger.

Backhouse, Roger E.

Backhouse, Roger E. 1951-

Backhouse, Roger Edward 1951-

バックハウス, ロジャー

バックハウス, ロジャー・E.

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New directions in economic methodologyInterpreting macroeconomics explorations in the history of macroeconomic thoughtExplorations in economic methodology from Lakatos to empirical philosophy of scienceThe puzzle of modern economics : science or ideologyThe Cambridge companion to KeynesToward a history of applied economicsThe history of the social sciences since 1945Macroeconomics and the real world