The Expansion of Economics: Toward a More Inclusive Social Science (Google eBook)

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Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman, Christopher K. Clague
M.E. Sharpe, 2002 - Business & Economics - 284 pages
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Economics, like most other social sciences, is not a pure discipline. Indeed, it has been enhanced by the fact that there is so much overlap between it and the related fields of business, industrial relations, political science, social psychology, and sociology. This book is the first attempt to explain how work in economics has both influenced and benefited from a merging of economic analysis with the research practices of these related fields. With contributions from leading economists from around the world, including Clive Granger, Vernon Ruttan, and Shlomo Maital, it demonstrates how economics is leading the way toward a more unified social science.
  

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Contents

The Expansion and Reorientation of Economics
3
Comparing Research Methods
21
Comparing the Methodologies Used by Statisticians and Economists for Research and Modeling
23
Modeling Economic Behavior with System Dynamics Theory and Practice
33
Comparing Ideas on Economic Development
47
Imperialism and Competition in Anthropology Sociology Political Science and Economics A Perspective From Development Economics
49
The Political Economy of Economic Liberalization Analytical Approaches From Economics and Political Science
68
Comparing Ideas on the Firm
97
The Economics and Sociology of Marriage Historical Trends and Theories of InMarriage Household Labor
163
A Demographer on the Cusp Between Economics and Sociology An Interview With David Heer
194
A Marriage Made in Heaven? Economic Theory and Religious Studies
203
Comparing Ideas on Individual and Collective Behavior
225
On the Rationality of Cognitive Dissonance
227
Economics and Collective Identity Explaining Collective Action
239
Concluding Comments
266
About the Editors and Contributors
273

The Economic Approach to Personnel Research
99
Household Work and Market Work Toward a New Model of Worker Absenteeism
140
Comparing Ideas on Family and Church
161

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San Diego State University

Christopher Clague is professor of economics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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