The Contest of Economic Ideas
ISBN13: 9780195575019ISBN10: 0195575016 Paperback, 448 pages
Dec 2011, In Stock
Retail Price to Students:$99.95 (04)
448 pages; 23; 9.7 x 7.5; ISBN13: 978-0-19-557501-9ISBN10: 0-19-557501-6
DescriptionNow in its third edition, Political Economy: The Contest of Economic Ideas is a fully updated survey of the political economy and its connection with social concerns. Moving beyond conventional treatments, this unique text offers a "big-picture" overview of the analytical tools and value judgments associated with competing schools of economic thought.
Featuring an exceptionally engaging writing style, this text makes the complexities of contesting economic ideas--including classical political economy and Marxist economics and neoclassical economies and neo-liberalism--clear and accessible to students. The third edition includes a new chapter on the economics of happiness and new sections on current issues like the global financial crisis, climate change, and "affluenza."