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Economic Development and Social Change / Edition 1

Economic Development and Social Change / Edition 1

by Yiorgos Stathakis, Gianni Vaggi


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415334686
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/23/2006
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Yiorgos Stathakis is at the Department of Economics, University of Crete, Rethymno, Greece and Gianni Vaggi is at the Facoltà di Economia, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Economic Development and Social Change; The Classical View and the Moderns Part 1: Development Theory: Classical and Modern Perspectives 1. Half a Century of Development Theories: An Institutionalist Survey 2. Comparative Development and Institutional Change 3. Increasing Returns and the Division of Labour in the Theory of Economic Development 4. Endogenous Growth in a Stylised 'Classical' Model 5. Aspects of German Monetary and Development Economics and their Reception in Japan 6. The Notion of the Constant Wage Share in Income Distribution Theories Part 2: Economic Development and Social Change: Some Themes From Pre-Classical and Classical Thinking 7. Nicolas Du Tot and John Law 8. Genesis of Hume’s Political Economy of ‘Manners’ 9. The French Debate on the Morality and the Political Economy of Luxury: From Boisguilbert to Quesnay 10. French Political Economy, Industrialism and Social Change (1815-1830) 11. Sloth and Greed: Mercantilist and Classical Views on Human Nature and Economic Development 12. The Two Paths of Economic Development in Adam Smith’s Thought 13. Ricardo, Machinery, and Comparative Advantage

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