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Economics and Ethics

An Introduction

Authors: Dutt, A., Wilber, C.

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About this book

This book provides an introduction to the relationship between economics and ethics, explaining why ethics enters economics, how ethics affects individual economic behaviour and the interactions of individuals, and how ethics is important in evaluating the performance of economies and of economic policies.

About the authors

Amitava Krishna Dutt is Professor of Economics and Fellow of the Kellogg Institute of International Studies and the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies. He is the author or editor of several books, including Growth, distribution and uneven development (1990) and International Handbook of Development Economics (2008, co-editor) and numerous scholarly economics journals and edited volumes.

Charles K. Wilber is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA. He has written extensively on economic development, economic methodology, and economic ethics. His books include The Soviet Model and Underdeveloped Countries, An Inquiry into the Poverty of Economics, and Economics, Ethics and Public Policy (ed.).

Reviews

"Within its chosen frame of reference the authors have made a substantial contribution." - Economic & Political Weekly

"Dutt and Wilber provide a compact yet comprehensive introduction to economics and ethics that thoroughly engages neoclassical economics, distinguishes different approaches to ethics, and discusses such fundamental issues as justice and equality. This is an excellent book, and is highly recommended for teaching and as a resource for scholars." - John B. Davis, Marquette University and University of Amsterdam

''This is a good and helpful introduction to the normative dimensions of economic theory and policy.'' - Albino Barrera, Providence College

'Wilber and Dutt bring a wealth of knowledge and humanity to the task of revitalizing the art of economics. This book provides a nuanced and timely account of the importance of ethics to our understanding of economics and public policies. The reader is in thoughtful and trustworthy hands.' - Jonathan B. Wight, Professor of Economics at the University of Richmond


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dutt, Amitava Krishna (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Economics Without Ethics?

    Dutt, Amitava Krishna (et al.)

    Pages 17-34

  • Approaches to Ethics and Justice

    Dutt, Amitava Krishna (et al.)

    Pages 35-55

  • Individuals, Norms, and Ethical Values

    Dutt, Amitava Krishna (et al.)

    Pages 59-78

  • Social Interactions and Ethical Values

    Dutt, Amitava Krishna (et al.)

    Pages 79-94

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Hardcover $130.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics and Ethics
Book Subtitle
An Introduction
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Amitava Krishna Dutt and Charles K. Wilber
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27723-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230277236
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57595-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36592-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-34755-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 283
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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