Future Directions for Heterodox Economics

Future Directions for Heterodox Economics

by Robert Garnett
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 047203247X

ISBN-13: 9780472032471

Pub. Date: 02/20/2008

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Twenty-first-century economists will have to understand and improve a post-Cold War world in which no single economic theory or system holds the key to human betterment. Heterodox economists have much to contribute to this effort, as a wave of pluralism spawns new lines of research and new dialogues among non-mainstream economists. Future Directions for

Overview

Twenty-first-century economists will have to understand and improve a post-Cold War world in which no single economic theory or system holds the key to human betterment. Heterodox economists have much to contribute to this effort, as a wave of pluralism spawns new lines of research and new dialogues among non-mainstream economists. Future Directions for Heterodox Economics showcases a range of contributions to contemporary economic theory and policy, bringing together essays that range from mathematical to philosophical, critical to positive, and pro-market to socialist and making innovative connections between formerly separate theoretical traditions---Marxian, Austrian, feminist, ecological, Sraffian, institutionalist, and post-Keynesian. Unlike any previous collection, this volume shows the surprising extent to which pluralism is engendering controversy, critical dialogue, and innovative new directions within heterodox economics.

"This book provides an excellent sampler of work from the cutting edge of heterodox economics. People looking for fresh ideas about how the discipline can reinvent itself, so as to broaden and modernize its knowledge practices and reprioritize questions of how economic knowledge can be used to promote the common good, will find much of interest in this well-constructed book."
---Martha A. Starr, Professor of Economics, American University, and coeditor of the Review of Social Economy

"Those interested in recent developments and controversies in non-mainstream economics will find this volume a most welcome addition to the literature. The editors have chosen papers wisely, selecting those that allow both initiates and more seasoned individuals a good introduction to the nature and range of heterodox economics, the issues that constitute the basis of ongoing debate among economists of these stripes, and the arguments that have been developed to support pleas for a pluralist or a monist path of development."
---John F. Henry, Department of Economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City

"After sixty years, economics' formalist neoclassical mainstream is in terminal decline. The future is heterodox. Harvey and Garnett's book is the best guide to that future that you will find. It should be read cover to cover."
---Edward Fullbrook, Professor of Economics, University of the West of England

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472032471
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
02/20/2008
Series:
Advances in Heterodox Economics Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword   Frederic S. Lee     vii
Foreword   Anne Mayhew     ix
Preface   John T. Harvey     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: Pluralism and the Future of Heterodox Economics   Robert F. Garnett, Jr.     1
Foundations: Economic Knowledge, Measurement, and Ethics
A Future for Schools of Thought and Pluralism in Heterodox Economics   Sheila C. Dow     9
From Outer Circle to Center Stage: The Maturation of Heterodox Economics   Neva Goodwin     27
Heterodox Economics, the Fragmentation of the Mainstream, and Embedded Individual Analysis   John B. Davis     53
To Be or Not to Be? The Ontic and the Ontological in Economic Inquiry   Judith Mehta     73
Heterodox Economics and the Resurrection of Economic Significance   Stephen T. Ziliak     95
A Hippocratic Oath for Economists? On the Need for and Content of a Professional Economic Ethics   George DeMartino     116
Crisscrossing Paradigms
Quantity and Price Systems: Toward a Framework for Coherence between Post-Keynesian and Sraffian Economics   Andrew B. Trigg     127
Defining Social Sustainability: The Political Economy of Social Reproduction   Mary King     142
Institutional Economics,Post-Keynesian Economics, and System Dynamics: Three Strands of a Heterodox Braid   Michael J. Radzicki     156
Invention, Innovation, Investment: Heterodox Simulation Modeling of Capital Accumulation   Jerry Courvisanos   Colin Richardson     185
New Political Economies
Catallaxy, Competition, and Twenty-First-Century Capitalism: An Agenda for Economics   Steven Horwitz     225
The Lamentable Absence of Power in Mainstream Economic Theory   M. Neil Browne   J. Kevin Quinn     240
Socialism, Community, and Democracy: A Postmodern Marxian Perspective   Antonio Callari   David F. Ruccio     262
Hayek, Sen, and Social Justice   Theodore Burczak     281
Contributors     307
Name Index     311
Subject Index     315

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >