The Past and Future of America's Economy: Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth

The Past and Future of America's Economy: Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth

by Robert D. Atkinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843769557

ISBN-13: 9781843769552

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

"Throughout American history, periodic cycles of economic change have fundamentally reordered the way we work, the organization of business and markets, the role of government, and even the nature of politics. If we are to control our future, we must understand this process of change." "Robert Atkinson examines this process of change over the past 150 years and…  See more details below

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"Throughout American history, periodic cycles of economic change have fundamentally reordered the way we work, the organization of business and markets, the role of government, and even the nature of politics. If we are to control our future, we must understand this process of change." "Robert Atkinson examines this process of change over the past 150 years and explores the responses of people and institutions. The book then analyzes today's New Economy, including the technology system, and effects on markets, organizations, workers, and governance. Taking into account the historical record, the book discusses the shortcomings of prevailing liberal and conservative economic doctrines and lays out a new growth economics agenda aimed at maximizing the productivity-enhancing forces of the New Economy." Anyone interested in American history as well as the future contours of our economy will find Dr. Atkinson's analyses a guide to the past and a provocative challenge for the future. Economists, business leaders, scholars, and economic policymakers will find it a necessary addition to the literature on economic cycles and growth economics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843769552
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : a new economy?3
2Technological, economic and social transformation16
3Economic transformations from the 1840s to the 1990s42
4Today's entrepreneurial, knowledge-based economy92
5The key to productivity revival141
6The new economy and its discontents180
7Legacy economic policy frameworks213
8Growth economics for the new economy246
9Implementing growth economics266
10Building a more humane economy296

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