The Market System

Author: Charles Edward Lindblom
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300093346
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Annotation Just what is the market system? This clear and accessible book answers this question, then explains how it works and what it can and cannot do. Lindblom, writing in nontechnical language for a wide general audience, offers an evenhanded view of the market system and its prospects for the future.

The Great Transformation

Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 080705643X
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One of the twentieth century's most thorough and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full stature in the nineteenth century." -R. M. MacIver

The Market System Structural Change and Efficient Economies

Author: Bodo B. Gemper
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412837729
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This volume's aim is to promote thought in readers interested in what kind of economic policies, market systems, welfare systems, and socialist systems should each pursue under the pressures of accelerating change? Should there be more government or less government? This is the central question addressed by this internationally drawn group of experts. The book features major case studies on the People's Republic of China, Canada, Ghana, Great Britain, South Africa, Taiwan, and West Germany. Contributors include, Richard L. Brinkman, from the United States, James C.W. Ahiakpor and Tillo E. Kuhn from Canada, Dieter Loesch and Herbert Schmidt from Germany, and Geert L. deWet from South Africa. For technical economists interested in world trade, business people concerned with expanding markets, and policy analysts concerned about how technology, culture and politics drive economic systems, this book is essential reading. As the editor points out, indicative targeting, as the latest weapon in the arsenal of economic science, makes it possible to systematically discover signals that could become points of reference--landmarks--for the way into the future. The approach taken by the authors enables us to trace future trends by extrapolating current data onto new territory. It will help the policy maker identify desirable trends and ideas; and at the same time, provides some early warning signals about high-risk trends and patterns. Bodo B. Gemper is professor of economics at the University of Siegen in Germany. He previously edited a Transaction volume, Structural Dynamics of Industrial Policy, and in German, Protectionism in the World Economy.

Why Nations Fail

Author: Daron Acemoglu
Publisher: Crown Books
ISBN: 0307719227
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

Beyond Quebec

Author: Kenneth McRoberts
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773513143
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What kind of a country is Canada beyond Quebec? With a referendum on Quebec sovereignty looming on the horizon, this is a question Canadians are being forced to ask. In Beyond Quebec scholars from a wide variety of disciplines examine the current political, cultural, economic, and social situation of Canada outside Quebec and speculate on the nature of a Canada that does not include Quebec on the present terms.

The Institutions of the Market

Author: Alexander Ebner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191647608
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This book approaches markets as a dynamic ensemble of institutions; and as a set of rules or norms, that contribute to the evolution of social systems of governance, and can be analysed as a structured social system. It tackles such questions as: * Where do markets come from and what drives their evolution? * How do organizations cope with the competitive dynamism of markets? * What is the role of governance mechanisms in the institutional coordination of markets? Using this 'new institutionalist' approach, an international group of leading scholars examine the institutional foundations of economic change. Drawn from an array of disciplines, including Business, Organization Studies, Economics, and Sociology, the contributors address the organizational capabilities of firms, the social structuration of competition, and the diversity of governance mechanisms in the market. Contributors include: Nikolaus Beck, Christophe Boone, Robert Boyer, Alexander Ebner, Neil Fligstein, Henrich R. Greve, John Harriss, Bob Hinings, Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Bob Jessop, Alfred Kieser, Namrata Malhotra, Renate E. Meyer, Richard R. Nelson, Rudolf Richter, Peter Walgenbach, Filippo Carlo Wezel, Sidney G. Winter, and Arjen Van Witteloostuijn.

Economic Theory and Social Institutions

Author: Masudul Alam Choudhury
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819195265
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This book introduces students to the present state of the art in the economics of institutionalism and social policy. It also introduces the reader to a critique of mainstream economic thinking, followed by the development of a humanistic social interaction model of economic institutions, behavior, and social policy. The author takes a broad look at some of the major problems of social institutions and policy in the Canadian context. Contents: List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Economics and Social Institutions; The Nature of Economic Theory; Resolution of the Great Economic Problems of Contemporary Times; Economic Issues of the Public Sector; Economic Problems of the Private Sector; Socio-Economic Issues Related to the Problem of Poverty; Economic Growth and Development; Regional Economic Development; Labour Market; Inflation and Unemployment; Social Contractarianism for Humanistic Institutionalism; Economics of Canadian Constitutional Provisions under the Unity Accord; Institution-Economy Interface of Canadian Debt and Deficits.