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Fri Mar 21 17:08:12 2014 UTClccn-n841758280.29The ordinary business of life : a history of economics from the ancient world to the twenty-first century /0.550.81Truth and progress in economic knowledge /22202600n 841758281230177Backhouse, 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lccn-n90688560Bateman, Bradley W.1956-edtlccn-n79004113Keynes, John Maynard1883-1946lccn-n98033597Middleton, Roger1955-edtlccn-n97101680Fontaine, Philippe1960-edtlccn-n93001895Biddle, Jeffedtlccn-n96034066Salanti, Andrea1950-edtlccn-n92087499Dudley-Evans, Tony1943-jtedtlccn-n82011836Henderson, Willie1947-ededtlccn-n94012968Snowdon, Brianedtlccn-n78080448Vane, Howard R.edtBackhouse, Roger1951-HistoryBiographyConference proceedingsEconomicsEconomics--MethodologyKeynesian economicsMacroeconomicsEconomic policyKeynes, John Maynard,Economics--PhilosophyEconomic historyEconomistsSocial sciencesEconometricsEconomics--LanguageDiscourse analysisPublic welfareGreat BritainWelfare stateEquilibrium (Economics)Welfare economicsRhetoricEconomics--Sociological aspectsPhilosophy and science1951197819791982198319851987198819901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082010201120122013201413135139524330.09HB131ocn266141841ocn470698701ocn490749966ocn185953237ocn468554895ocn046990772ocn315666791ocn490399704ocn814479143ocn814479142ocn311379691ocn311379586ocn467153183ocn463756913ocn463756904ocn691393136ocn760456694ocn824659906143512ocn049198341book20020.29Backhouse, RogerThe ordinary business of life : a history of economics from the ancient world to the twenty-first centuryHistoryTraces 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+-+5171456415111326ocn051023566file19940.53Backhouse, RogerInterpreting macroeconomics explorations in the history of macroeconomic thoughtHistoryInterpreting 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+-+7452760695111218ocn560302624file19940.53Backhouse, RogerNew directions in economic methodologyWhile 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+-+0281450695101319ocn049803307file19980.50Backhouse, RogerExplorations in economic methodology from Lakatos to empirical philosophy of scienceClarifying 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+-+324475857532495610ocn707023088book20110.35Backhouse, RogerCapitalist revolutionary : John Maynard Keynes"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."--From dust-jacket front flap89117ocn607574353book20100.53Backhouse, RogerThe puzzle of modern economics : science or ideologyHistory"This book cuts through the confusion and controversy about whether modern economics has succeeded or failed"--+-+761780670568324ocn011782870book19850.63Backhouse, RogerA history of modern economic analysisHistory53823ocn063186211book20050.66The Cambridge companion to Keynes"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+-+754593670551212ocn046667598book20000.66Toward a history of applied economicsHistory+-+40391877354737ocn017549806book19880.66Backhouse, RogerEconomists and the economy : the evolution of economic ideas, 1600 to the present day45213ocn544474596book20100.63Backhouse, RogerThe history of the social sciences since 1945History"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"--+-+512262670536413ocn755169118file20000.59Exemplary economists North AmericaHistoryBiographyFocuses on leading economists who were born, or have spent the greater part of their lives, in America+-+951434303628214ocn044502408book20000.79Macroeconomics and the real world+-+004247346527410ocn026632144book19930.73Economics and languageHistoryConference proceedingsWith 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+-+345745069532424610ocn036549125book19970.81Backhouse, RogerTruth and progress in economic knowledgeTruth 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+-+964132703623614ocn027432087book19930.81Backhouse, RogerEconomists and the economy : the evolution of economic ideas2183ocn037043958book19970.73Reflections on the development of modern macroeconomicsThis 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+-+379834303621510ocn793221789book20120.79Backhouse, RogerTransforming modern macroeconomics : exploring disequilibrium microfoundations, 1956-2003History"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"--2132ocn755169026file20000.50Exemplary economists Europe, Asia and AustralasiaHistoryBiographyA selection of autobiographical essays written by significant economists whose work is generally recognized to be at the forefront of the discipline as we enter the twenty-first century20412ocn456170403book20100.79Backhouse, RogerNo wealth but life : welfare economics and the welfare state in Britain, 1880-1945History"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+-+9132466705+-+5171456415+-+5171456415Fri Mar 21 15:16:27 EDT 2014batch25206