Presenting a book which presents the the fluid, evolutionary nature of economics, while presenting additional aspects of economies not usually addressed in similar books. While integrating economic thought with economic history, it provides an alternative to readers who wish to explore the variations of “mixed market economy” across countries.
Provides an extensive, up-to-date analysis the transformation of Central and Eastern European and Chinese economies. Also includes coverage of topics not usually found in similar texts, such as ancient and medieval economies, pre-World War II Germany, and the European Union.
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Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Economics.
2. Evaluating and Comparing Economies.
II. PREMODERN ECONOMIES.
3. Ancient Rome (50 B.C.—150 A.D.).
4. The Medieval Economy (England, 1000—1400 A.D.).
III. THE EVOLUTION OF THE LAISSEZ-FAIRE MARKET ECONOMY.
5. The Laissez-Faire Market Economy (Historical Context and Philosophical Basis).
6. England's Laissez-Faire Market Economy (1830—1870).
IV. COMMAND OVER A MARKET ECONOMY.
7. Command Over a Market Economy (Germany, 1933—1945).
V. GUIDED MARKET ECONOMIES.
8. The Philosophical Basis for a Guided Market Economy.
9. The Japanese Economy (1946—Present: Historical Legacy and Context, Philosophical Basis, Social and Political Structures, Principal Institutions).
10. Behavior of the Japanese Economy (1946—Present).
11. The French Economy (1946—Present).
VI. SOCIAL ECONOMIES— DEMOCRATICALLY CONTROLLED.
12. The Philosophical Basis for a Democratically Controlled Social Economy.
13. The Swedish Economy (1932—Present).
14. The European Union (Fifteen Economies or One, or Will It Be Both)?
VII. SOCIAL ECONOMIES—STATE CONTROLLED, BUT IN THE PROCESS OF TRANSFORMING.
15. The Philosophical Basis for Command Over a Social Economy and the Soviet Union (1928—1989).
16. Transformation Issues.
17. The Hungarian Economy since 1946.
18. The Chinese Economy since 1976.
19. Summary and Conclusions: Lessons From an Evolutionary- Institutional Analysis of Economies.
Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts.