By Philip Arestis
This can be a completely up to date re-creation of the 1st, and definitive, biographical dictionary of dissenting economists. it really is an in depth and authoritative consultant to economists either prior and current, delivering biographical, bibliographical and important info on over a hundred economists operating within the non-neoclassical traditions extensively outlined. It contains entries on, between others, radical economists, Marxists, post-Keynesians, behaviorists, Kaleckians and institutionalists. The booklet demonstrates the level and richness of the unconventional heterodox culture in economics.
This moment variation keeps to mark a departure from what's often present in a biographical dictionary for, as well as offering ordinary biographical details, residing economists have themselves been requested to nation their primary contributions to economics, supplemented by means of a listing in their major books and articles.
A Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists, moment version will stay a vital reference resource for teachers, researchers and scholars of economics, its improvement and heritage
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New tools are created by combining existing tools rather than by genius, need or a drive for profits, a fact which also explains the increased rapidity of technological change over time. Ayres used the mathematical theory of permutations as an analogy, for growth in the number of tools would progressively increase the number of possible combinations. Unfortunately Ayres’s arguments are subject to oversimplification and can easily be made to sound foolish. It has not been difficult for some to convert his arguments into an effort to classify economic behaviour as either ceremonial or technological, then to denounce the former and praise the latter.
Other References Streeten, P. (1970), Unfashionable Economics, Essays in Honour of Lord Balogh, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 36 Paul Alexander BARAN Paul Alexander BARAN (1910–1964) John Bellamy Foster Paul Baran, the internationally acclaimed Marxist economist, was born on 8 December 1910 into a Jewish family in Nikolaev, Russia, on the Black Sea. His father was a medical doctor with ties to the Menshevik branch of the Russian Social Democratic party. The chaos resulting from the First World War and the Russian Revolution made it impossible to find a suitable school for Baran to attend and his education up to age 11 was entirely under his father’s tutelage.
He did, however, quarrel with Keynes (who, remember, had published his first paper in the Economic Journal and who had helped him to his first job in England) over the Bretton Woods proposals and with Roy Harrod (who had brought him to Oxford) over post-war economic policy. His contribution to Whitehall committee work, when he was Harold Wilson’s chief economic adviser, was possibly not very effective. One could generally expect a spectacular and scintillating performance, but at the end of the meeting the draft of the paper would be much the same as at the beginning.
A Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists Second Edition by Philip Arestis