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Selected Essays on Economic Policy

Selected Essays on Economic Policy

by G. Harcourt, G. C. Harcourt
     
 
This volume contains classic essays on economic policy written by one of its great exponents. The opening essay traces the author's evolving structures of thought about economics and the policy proposals that came from them over this period. Section 2 contains essays which set the background to the policy recommendations. In section 3 the role of investment incentives

Overview

This volume contains classic essays on economic policy written by one of its great exponents. The opening essay traces the author's evolving structures of thought about economics and the policy proposals that came from them over this period. Section 2 contains essays which set the background to the policy recommendations. In section 3 the role of investment incentives is analysed. Section 4 is concerned with the influence of accounting conventions on private decision-making and government policy in both capitalist and planned economies. Section 5 contains a number of package deals, all designed to fit within the constraint of the philosophy of governments in power. The last section, general essays, ranges from a scheme for the payment of prisoners to the celebration of the views on policy of great economists, from Colin Clark, through Nicky Kaldor to John Cornwall.

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The two dozen essays are nearly all Harcourt (history of economic theory, U. of Cambridge) has written on economic policy since the late 1950s. The first traces his evolving structures of thought on economics and the policy proposals associated with them. The others consider the background to policy recommendations, taxation reform and investment incentives, accounting conventions and policy, package deals, and general themes. They originally appeared in specialist economics periodicals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333946329
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/07/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

Meet the Author

G. C. Harcourt is Emeritus Reader in the History of Economic Theory, University of Cambridge, Emeritus Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge and Professor Emeritus, University Adelaide.

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