By Philip Arestis

ISBN-10: 1858985609

ISBN-13: 9781858985602

This can be a completely up-to-date new version of the 1st, and definitive, biographical dictionary of dissenting economists. it's an intensive and authoritative advisor to economists either earlier and current, delivering biographical, bibliographical and significant details on over a hundred economists operating within the non-neoclassical traditions widely outlined. It contains entries on, between others, radical economists, Marxists, post-Keynesians, behaviorists, Kaleckians and institutionalists. The e-book demonstrates the level and richness of the unconventional heterodox culture in economics.

This moment version keeps to mark a departure from what's often present in a biographical dictionary for, as well as offering usual biographical info, residing economists have themselves been requested to kingdom their crucial contributions to economics, supplemented by way of an inventory in their prime books and articles.

A Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists, moment version will stay an important reference resource for teachers, researchers and scholars of economics, its improvement and historical past

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R. Sen and Mordacai Ezekiel, he was one of the originators of food aid. In these days of the adulation of free market forces, of pricism and of state minimalism, it is not fashionable to advocate planning and an active state, industrialization, import substitution, rapid capital accumulation or the conscious mobilization of underutilized labour. Yet it can be shown that these ideas have withstood the test of time and that countries following them have done better than others. Whatever the fashionable mythologists of the market may say, no country except Hong Kong has achieved development without protection and efficient government interventions, necessary not as alternatives to markets but as pre-conditions for the working of markets.

1972a), Private Investment in India 1900–1939, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (1972b), ‘Some International Foundations of Capitalist Growth and Underdevelopment’, Economic and Political Weekly, VII (31–33), Special Number, August. (1973), ‘Some Implications of Unemployment in Underdeveloped Rural Areas’, Economic and Political Weekly, VIII (31–33), Special Number, August. (1976), ‘Cropsharing Tenancy and Neoclassical Economics’, Economic and Political Weekly, XI (3), January. (1982), The Political Economy of Underdevelopment, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

His enemies called him a snooper, and it is true that he did not hesitate looking through other people’s mail. Superficially, his views appear full of contradictions. He advocated administrative controls and planning while denouncing administrators and planners for their incompetence and knavery. He wished to make the civil services of all countries more professional by introducing trained economists, while decrying the irrelevance of the economic doctrine in which they had been trained. His scorn for the dilettantes was matched only by his contempt for the professionals.

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