Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America's Most Powerful Economics Program

Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America's Most Powerful Economics Program

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by Robert Van Horn
     
 

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This book presents a collective attempt to chart the rise and development of the Chicago School during the decades that followed WWII.See more details below

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This book presents a collective attempt to chart the rise and development of the Chicago School during the decades that followed WWII.

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“Building Chicago Economics brings together some of the best minds in the history of economic thought to offer a most valuable assessment of the science and politics of Chicago economists in the postwar period. A real page turner, this multifaceted and wonderfully researched volume reveals the continuities and discontinuities of Chicago economics over time, the ideological and methodological conflicts among its members, their domestic and international influence, and the struggles of a putative ‘school’ with the rest of the profession. It is a major, and much needed, contribution to the history and sociology of modern economics.” – Marion Fourcade, University of California, Berkley

“The Chicago School of Economics defined itself against institutional and historical approaches to economic thought, but the deeply researched essays in this collection do a tremendous service by bringing those very methodologies to bear on the rise of the Chicago tradition.” – Kimberly K. Phillips-Fein, New York University

“This is an excellent collection of essays: it is an important addition to the previous work of Van Horn and Mirowski on the early development of Chicago neoliberalism, and a significant contribution to the literature on post-1945 American economics. Taken together these essays reveal a great deal concerning the institutional foundations of Chicago economics, its development and variation over time and persons, and its explicit policy orientation. Most of all, the book contains an extended discussion of the key issue of the relationship between Chicago economics and neoliberal ideological commitments.” – Malcolm Rutherford, University of Victoria, Canada

“Rashomon in the great beating heartland of the Midwest! These essays offer one valuable perspective on the goings-on in and around the economics department of the University of Chicago in the years since the end of World War II. There are other accounts of those developments, and will be still more. This book is a vivid reminder of why we all like mystery stories.” – David Warsh, www.economicprincipals.com

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107013414
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2011
Series:
Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics Series
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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