The Economy as a Process of Valuation

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The Economy as a Process of Valuation sheds new light on the potential benefits of concept and theory formation along dynamic and evolutionary lines for understanding economic processes. The emphasis is on aspects of the economy as a process of valuation rather than as a mechanistic result of forces yielding unique determinate results. The book begins by examining instrumentalism and the process of valuation, arguing that to choose involves the process of valuation. It then focuses on Coase's work on institutions and considers the implications for a variety of subjects including the theory of the firm and the theory and policy of externalities - all aspects of the economy as a process of valuation. This is followed by analyses of the concepts of coercion and cost in economics, with special reference to one agent's interest being another agent's cost. Each elicits key aspects of analysis, valuation and the complexities and conflictual nature of valuation processes and structures. Finally, Kenneth Boulding's work on 'The Image' is examined, arguing that definitions of reality and values derive, in part, from language.
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Sheds light on the potential benefits of concept and theory formation along dynamic and evolutionary lines for understanding economic processes. The emphasis is on aspects of the economy as a process of valuation, and as such, examines instrumentalism, Coase's work on institutions, the theory of the firm and of policy externalities. What follows are analyses of coercion and cost in economics, with special reference to one agent's interest being another's cost, and an examination of reality and values as defined in part by language. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858984179
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Instrumental Valuation 1
2 Ronald Coase and Coasean Economics: Some Questions, Conjectures and Implications 72
3 The Concept of 'Coercion' in Economics 129
4 The Concept of Cost in Economics 208
5 Kenneth Boulding's The Image and Contemporary Discourse Analysis 299
Index 329
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