There is a growing consensus in social sciences that there is a need for interdisciplinary research on the complexity of human behavior. At an age of crisis for both the economy and economic theory, economics is called upon to fruitfully cooperate with contiguous social disciplines. The term ‘economics imperialism’ refers to the expansion of economics to territories that lie outside the traditional domain of the discipline. Its critics argue that in starting with the assumption of maximizing behaviour, economics excludes the nuances of rival disciplines and has problems in interpreting real-world phenomena. This book focuses on a territory that persists to be largely intractable using th...
The four volume set consists of a collection of materials - introduction to editions of Marx's works, articles, book excerpts, reviews, letters - on Marx's Das Kapital in English, French and German written between 1867, that is the year of publication of Volume 1, and 1914, when it may be said that critical appraisal of Marx's work was completed and Marx was undeniably recognized as a member of the economists', and more generally the social scientists', community. -- The material is organized under four main headings: I Debate on the First Volume of Das Kapital; II The Second Volume of Das Kapital and the Debate on the Third Volume; III Critical Appraisal of MArx's Work, 1899-1914. I; IV Critical Appraisals of Marx's Work, 1899-1914. II.
John Maynard Keynes iniziò la sua carriera di economista quando il capitalismo liberale a dominanza inglese sviluppatosi dopo la rivoluzione industriale mostrava i primi segni di indebolimento, a fronte dell’emergere di nuove potenze e delle trasformazioni interne di ordine sociale. La grande guerra e la crisi del 1929 seguita dalla Grande depressione assesteranno colpi definitivi a quel modello di capitalismo. Convinto che bisognasse rifondarlo, Keynes domandò allo stato di farsi carico dei problemi dell’occupazione non in qualità di imprenditore o finanziere ma quale elemento in grado di stimolare l’attività privata attraverso la spesa pubblica. La sua Teoria Generale dell’occupazione, dell’interesse e della moneta del 1936 rivoluzionò la teoria economica, fondò la macroeconomia e costituì le basi del moderno Welfare State.
A century after his birth, this volume presents a re-assessment of the life and work of Piero Sraffa, one of the great economists of the twentieth century. From his anti-Marshallian articles of 1925 and 1926 to his classic work on the theory of capital, Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities, Sraffa's contribution to the study of economics is closely examined.
Between May 1892 and October 1893 the Giornale degli Economisti published Vilfredo Pareto’s Considerazioni sui principi fondamentali dell’economia politica pura in five parts. Viewed in its entirety, the outcome is essentially a classic monograph on the fundamental issues in pure economic theory in the Lausanne tradition. Pareto's work forms a document of major historical significance which, to date, has only been available to the relatively small number of international economists and historians of economics who read Italian. This first English language edition is a significant landmark in the history of economics.