A collection of essays on the modern state's role in producing the knowledge base required for economic policy-making.
Table of Contents
Foreword Michael J. Lacey; Part I. The State and the Uses of Economic Knowledge: 1. Ideas, institutions, and state in the United States and Britain: an introduction Mary O. Furner and Barry Supple; 2. Economic knowledge and government in Britain: some historical and comparative reflections Donald Winch; Part II. The State and Economic Performance: 3. Liberty by design: freedom, planning, and John Quincy Adams's American system John Lauritz Larson; 4. Government as a laboratory for economic learning in the years of the Democratic Roosevelt William J. Barber; 5. The emergence of economic growthmanship in the United States: federal policy and economic knowledge in the Truman years Robert M. Collins; 6. The treasury's analytical model of the British economy between the wars Peter Clarke; 7. Old dogs and new tricks: the British treasury and Keynesian economics in the 1940s and 1950s George C. Peden; Part III. Industrial Maturity and Economic Policy: 8. Knowing capitalism: public investigation and the labor question in the long progressive era Mary O. Furner; 9. Economic inquiry and the state in new era America: antistatist corporatism and positive statism in uneasy coexistence Ellis W. Hawley; 10. Official economic inquiry and Britain's industrial decline: the first fifty years Barry Supple; 11. Economic ideas and government policy on industrial organization in Britain since 1945 Leslie Hannah; Part IV. Economic Knowledge and Social Action: 12. Economic knowledge and British social policy Jose Harris; 13. Economists and the formation of the modern tax system in the United States: the World War I crisis W. Elliot Brownlee; 14. Population, economists, and the state: the royal commission of population, 1944–9 Jay M. Winter; About the authors; Index.
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