The Making of Economics: The Modern Superstructure

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World Scientific Pub., 2009 - Business & Economics - 233 pages
Volume II in The Making of Economics, 4th Edition series fills a major gap in the literature of economics, providing in brief fashion a complete treatment of high theory in economics. Like Volume I, the book is accessible to the intelligent reader, be they advanced undergraduate or graduate students, laypeople, or professors of economics and finance. The author walks the reader through the maze of contemporary economics, acquainting them with the most up-to-date theories as well as recent economic history. The learning tasks are eased by volleys of examples as well as dramatic illustrations. The progression is from neoclassical Keynesian economics to monetarism, continuing with mathematical economics and econometrics, the theory of economic growth, the new classical economics, game theory, experimental economics, and global economics. For example, common threads between Smithian classical economics and new classical economics are woven into the fabric of discussions directing the way to the higher theory. The new chapters on mathematics and econometrics, game theory, experimental economics, and globalization are not to be found in other surveys of what the author calls the "Modern Superstructure of Economics." Although designed to be used with Volume I, it can also stand alone as a text or textbook supplement for a wide range of courses in economics and finance.

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Contents

The Modern Monetarists
31
The Era of Positive Economic Science
53
The Rise of Mathematics and Econometrics
69
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