Money and Growth: Selected Papers of Allyn Abbott Young

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Allyn Young is one of the central figures in the development of American economic thought, and is one of the originators of modern endogenous growth theory. This book allows full appreciation of the full extent of Young's work because many of his most significant contributions are buried in obscure journals and unsigned articles. This volume addresses this by reprinting much of Young's lost work, as well as other selected pieces that reveal the scope of his vision which encompasses two of the grand themes of economics, growth and money. The volume includes sections on:

• the socialist movement

• the first world war and its aftermath

• money

• theories of growth

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A selection of 46 papers by Young (1876-1929) a central figure in the development of American economics, who contributed widely both to economic theory and to the professionalization of economics. Pivoting on two central concerns of his, the collection includes 36 chapters originally published anonymously in the Grolier Society's ; of special importance are the last six of the chapters, on money and banking, which comprise his longest sustained effort on the subject of his special expertise and previously unknown. Also here are his 1912 lectures on socialism; the 1922 exam questions on money, the 1926 Economics and War; The Social Dividend from 1908; and his articles for the 1928 Encyclopedia Britannica on economics, capital, and supply and demand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Editors' preface
Pt. I The nature and scope of economics 1
1 Economics as a field of research 3
2 English political economy 17
3 National statistics in war and peace 29
4 Economics and war 38
5 Increasing returns and economic progress 49
Pt. II Theory and practice 63
6 The social dividend 65
7 Socialism 74
8 Pigou's wealth and welfare 86
9 Public borrowing for road building 97
10 The economics of farm relief 110
11 Economics 115
12 Capital 135
13 Supply and demand 143
Pt. III Commerce: The marketplace of the world 147
14 The creator of wealth 149
15 The rise of population in great countries 153
16 The three great powers 155
17 America's natural endowment 161
18 Our wealth in minerals 174
19 Our water and forest wealth 177
20 Our wealth in cereals 181
21 The economic interdependence of nations 189
22 The reign of king cotton 196
23 Trade and the railroad 200
24 Wealth and well-being 203
25 The annual wealth product 208
26 Our foreign trade 217
27 The making of wealth 220
28 The sources of wealth 231
29 Labor and wealth 239
30 Combination and monopoly 244
31 The meaning of value 252
Pt. IV Money and credit 261
32 Exams in money and banking 263
33 The mystery of money 265
34 Monetary system of the U.S. 277
35 Mobilizing banking credits 293
36 Dear and cheap money 307
37 Insurance and speculation 322
38 Money and prices 337
39 An analysis of bank statistics for the United States 352
40 Branch banking in the United States 362
41 Downward price trend probable, due to hoarding of gold by central banks 369
42 The French franc 374
Pt. V Growth and fluctuations 379
43 Industrial fluctuations 381
44 Particular expenses and supply curves 391
45 Economic changes since the war 399
46 Big business: how the economic system grows and evolves like a living organism 411
47 Bibliography of Allyn Young's writings 421
Index 426
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