Economics After the Crisis: Objectives and Means

Economics After the Crisis: Objectives and Means

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by Adair Turner
     
 

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A noted economist challenges the fundamental economic assumptions that cast economic growth as the objective and markets as the universally applicable means of achieving it.See more details below

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A noted economist challenges the fundamental economic assumptions that cast economic growth as the objective and markets as the universally applicable means of achieving it.

Editorial Reviews

New Statesman

...With this book, Turner has proved that Britain still produces thinkers who combine ideas with practical experience.

The Times Literary Supplement - Robert Skidelsky

Adair Turner is the jewel in the crown of British public servants. He is one of a tiny minority in public life today capable of thinking and acting at the highest level. Economics After the Crisis, based on three lectures he delivered at the London School of Economics in 2010, is a thinking person's delight, not least for the clear and lucid way in which Turner sets out his arguments.

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"...With this book, Turner has proved that Britain still produces thinkers who combine ideas with practical experience."— New Statesman

"Adair Turner is the jewel in the crown of British public servants. He is one of a tiny minority in public life today capable of thinking and acting at the highest level. Economics After the Crisis, based on three lectures he delivered at the London School of Economics in 2010, is a thinking person's delight, not least for the clear and lucid way in which Turner sets out his arguments." — Robert Skidelsky, The Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262300995
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/23/2012
Series:
Lionel Robbins Lectures
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
1 MB

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Barry Eichengreen

Adair Turner insists that economics should analyze the world as it actually is and human beings as they actually are and avoid taking its simplifying assumptions too literally. In this short volume he sketches the elements of such an analysis and shows how they can be applied to policy problems of the day, from financial regulation and population growth to climate change and income inequality.
No one who worries about the future of the economy -- and the planet -- will fail to be provoked.

From the Publisher
"A well-researched and profound rethink of macroeconomic and financial policy after the crisis. Lord Adair Turner not only challenges the consensus on short-term tactical approaches to regulation and macroeconomic management, but he forces the reader to think more deeply about the long term goals of policy, including unfettered growth and the role of the free market."—Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University

"Adair Turner insists that economics should analyze the world as it actually is and human beings as they actually are and avoid taking its simplifying assumptions too literally. In this short volume he sketches the elements of such an analysis and shows how they can be applied to policy problems of the day, from financial regulation and population growth to climate change and income inequality.

No one who worries about the future of the economy — and the planet — will fail to be provoked."—Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N.

Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California,Berkeley

Kenneth Rogoff

A well-researched and profound rethink of macroeconomic and financial policy after the crisis. Lord Adair Turner not only challenges the consensus on short-term tactical approaches to regulation and macroeconomic management, but he forces the reader to think more deeply about the long term goals of policy,
including unfettered growth and the role of the free market.

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