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Great Thinkers in Economics

Gunnar Myrdal

An Intellectual Biography

Authors: Barber, W.

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This study examines the manner in which Gunnar Myrdal's intellectual style left an impact on the shaping of Sweden's welfare state, on race relations in the United States, on post-World War Two economic cooperation in Europe, and on the analysis of Third World economic development.

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WILLIAM J. BARBER is the Andrews Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA. He has published widely on topics in the history of economic thought, on issues in development economics, and on the role of economists as policy advisers. He has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society. He served as a member of the research team, headed by Gunnar Myrdal, that produced the three-volume study Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations.

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'The publication of the first installments in Palgrave Macmillan's new series, "Great Thinkers in Economics," should be a major event for historians of economics.' - Roger Blackhouse, University of Birmingham


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Beginnings and Early Intellectual Influences

    Pages 1-10

    Barber, William J.

  • Early Challenges to Orthodoxy: The Political Element in the Development of Economic Theory (first published in 1930)

    Pages 11-23

    Barber, William J.

  • Theorizing About Macro-Economic Instability: Monetary Equilibrium (versions of 1932, 1933, and 1939)

    Pages 24-37

    Barber, William J.

  • Structuring Counter-Cyclical Fiscal Policies in the 1930s

    Pages 38-51

    Barber, William J.

  • The Population Question and Swedish Social Policy in the 1930s

    Pages 52-63

    Barber, William J.

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Hardcover $139.99
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Softcover $89.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gunnar Myrdal
Book Subtitle
An Intellectual Biography
Authors
Series Title
Great Thinkers in Economics
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
William J. Barber
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28901-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230289017
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9944-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54785-2
Series ISSN
2662-6276
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 180
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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