Alternative Ideas from 10 (Almost) Forgotten Economists

Authors: van Staveren, Irene

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  • Convey an original presentation of ideas as applicable to contemporary real-world economic issues
  • Rejects classical economics and neoliberal policies
  • Provides a succinct overview of key economic figures and their relevance for a postcapitalist economy
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How should we address today’s big problems, and what we can take from icons of economics past? How would John Maynard Keynes have resolved today’s debt problem, or how would Adam Smith have assessed the European carbon emission trading market? This book applies the ideas of ten renowned economists (Marx, Minsky, Keynes, Knight, Bergmann, Veblen, Sen, Myrdal, Smith, Robinson) to real world economic problems, directly or indirectly related to the causes and consequences of the 2008 financial crisis. Each chapter presents an economist, and structures the ‘problem’, the ‘insight’ (the economist’s idea), the ‘economist’ (short bio), and two ‘practices’ offering real-world alternatives. This book presents a lively and original approach that will be of interest to economists and non-economists alike, discussing key elements of an economics for a postcapitalist economy and connecting policy insights to real-world problems of today.

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Irene van Staveren is professor of pluralist development economics at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    van Staveren, Irene

  • Chapter 1: Karl Marx on Capitalism

    Pages 9-30

    van Staveren, Irene

  • Chapter 2: Hyman Minsky on Financial Crises

    Pages 31-47

    van Staveren, Irene

  • Chapter 3: John Maynard Keynes on Debt and Demand

    Pages 49-63

    van Staveren, Irene

  • Chapter 4: Frank Knight on Risk and Uncertainty

    Pages 65-78

    van Staveren, Irene

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Ideas from 10 (Almost) Forgotten Economists
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57609-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57609-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-57608-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 211
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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