Gunnar Myrdal: An Intellectual Biography

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Springer, Nov 23, 2007 - Business & Economics - 180 pages
This study examines the manner in which Gunnar Myrdal's intellectual style left an impact on the shaping of Sweden's welfare state, on race relations in the United States, on post-World War Two economic cooperation in Europe, and on the analysis of Third World economic development.
 

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Contents

1 Beginnings and Early Intellectual Influences
1
The Political Element in the Development of Economic Theory first published in 1930
11
Monetary Equilibrium versions of 1932 1933 and 1939
24
4 Structuring CounterCyclical Fiscal Policies in the 1930s
38
5 The Population Question and Swedish Social Policy in the 1930s
52
The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy 1944
64
7 Minister of Commerce and Economic PolicyMaking for PostWar Sweden 19441947
86
8 International Civil Servant and Studies of the International Economy 19471957
97
An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations 1968
121
10 Economic Policy AdviceGiving for the Rich and the Poor in the 1960s and 1970s
151
Epilogue
163
Bibliography
169
Index
176
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WILLIAM J. BARBER is the Andrews Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA. He has published widely on topics in the history of economic thought, on issues in development economics, and on the role of economists as policy advisers. He has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society. He served as a member of the research team, headed by Gunnar Myrdal, that produced the three-volume study Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations.

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