Selected Essays on Economic Policy

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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 that set the background to the policy recommendations. In section 3 the role of investment incentives is analyzed. Section 4 is concerned with the influence of accounting conventions on private decision-making and government policy in both capitalist...
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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 that set the background to the policy recommendations. In section 3 the role of investment incentives is analyzed. 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)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780333946329
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/7/2001
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.12 (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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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. I Introduction
1 'The End of a Perfect Day': 'Horses for Courses' and Policy Proposals (1999) 3
Pt. II Background to Policy Recommendations
2 Theoretical Controversy and Social Significance: An Evaluation of the Cambridge Controversies (1975) 23
3 Eric Russell, 1921-77: A Great Australian Political Economist (1977) 48
4 On Theories and Policies (1977) 66
5 The Mixed Economy (with Prue Kerr) (1979) 81
Pt. III Taxation Reform and Investment Incentives
6 Investment Allowances for Primary Producers (with A. D. Barton) (1959) 99
7 Taxation and Business Surplus (with J. W. Bennett) (1960) 108
8 Investment and Initial Allowances as Fiscal Devices (1962) 113
9 Investment-Decision Criteria, Investment Incentives and the Choice of Technique (1968) 120
Pt. IV Accounting Conventions and Policy
10 The Quantitative Effect of Basing Company Taxation on Replacement Costs (1958) 147
11 Incomes Policy and the Measurement of Profits (1964) 167
12 The Measurement of the Rate of Profit and the Bonus Scheme for Managers in the Soviet Union (1966) 173
Pt. V Package Deals
13 The Social Consequences of Inflation (1974) 183
14 Policy and Responses for Australia (1978) 200
15 Making Socialism in Your Own Country (1982) 211
16 Markets, Madness and a Middle Way (1993) 232
17 Macroeconomic policy for Australia in the 1990s (1993) 247
18 A 'Modest Proposal' for Taming Speculators and Putting the World on Course to Prosperity (1994) 255
19 Pay Policy, Accumulation and Productivity (1977) 263
Pt. VI General Essays
20 The Payment of Prisoners (1961) 279
21 Notes on the Social Limits to Growth (1981) 284
22 University Ideals and the Market (1996) 293
23 Economic Theory and Economic Policy: Two Views (1997) 308
24 The Vital Contributions of John Cornwall to Economic Theory and Policy: A Tribute from Two Admiring Friends on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday (with Mehdi Monadjemi) (1999) 331
Index 347
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