Economic Analysis in Talmudic Literature: Rabbinic Thought in the Light of Modern Economics - Third Revised Edition / Edition 3

Economic Analysis in Talmudic Literature: Rabbinic Thought in the Light of Modern Economics - Third Revised Edition / Edition 3

by Roman Ohrenstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004174621

ISBN-13: 9789004174627

Pub. Date: 06/17/2009

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book discusses the economics of the Talmud in the light of modern economics. Its focus is on the intricate debates, statements and principles that were forged by the great minds of the Talmudic Rabbis. This ancient storehouse of learning includes a wealth of economic knowledge of modern sophistication. The book taps those "economic treasures" by way of

Overview

This book discusses the economics of the Talmud in the light of modern economics. Its focus is on the intricate debates, statements and principles that were forged by the great minds of the Talmudic Rabbis. This ancient storehouse of learning includes a wealth of economic knowledge of modern sophistication. The book taps those "economic treasures" by way of analytic inquiry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004174627
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE - BACKGROUNDS
1. The Talmud, Its Method and Related Issues
2. Old Wisdom and the Written Law
PART TWO - MACRO-ECONOMIC ISSUES
3. Economic Self-Interest and Social Progress
4. Business Cycle Analysis: The Talmudic Insight
PART THREE - MICRO-ECONOMIC ISSUES
5. Time Dimension, Opportunity Cost and Market Behavior
6. Game Theory—The Talmudic Minimax
7. Risk, Uncertainty and Expectation
PART FOUR - DISTRIBUTIONAL EQUITY
8. The Welfare Dimension
PART FIVE - THE VALUE OF PERSONS
9. Categories of Value
10. Human Capital Issues
PART SIX - IMPACT ON WESTERN ECONOMICS
11. Jews in the European Economy

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