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Title Toward a history of applied economics / edited by Roger E. Backhouse and Jeff Biddle.

Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2000.


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 UniM Store  330.09 TOWA GD16    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 390 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series Annual supplement to History of political economy, 0018-2702 ; v. 32.
History of political economy. Annual supplement ; 32.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Concept of applied economics : a history of ambiguity and multiple meanings / Roger E. Backhouse and Jeff Biddle -- Economics for a client : the case of statistical quality control and sequential analysis / Judy L. Klein -- Atomic energy and the application of early models of technological change in economics, 1946-1954 / Warren Young -- Why do empirical results change? : forecasts as tests of rational expectations / Robert S. Goldfarb and H.O. Stekler -- Very idea of applying economics : the modern minimum-wage controversy and its antecedents / Thomas C. Leonard -- On the concept of applied economics : lessons from Cambridge economics and the history of growth theories / Flavio Comim -- Applied economics in a political economy tradition : the case of Scotland from the 1890s to the 1950s / Alexander Dow, Sheila Dow, and Alan Hutton -- Strategic games from theory to application / Robert W. Dimand -- Personnel/human resource management : its roots as applied economics / Bruce E. Kaufman -- A portrait of the economics of education, 1960-1997 / Pedro Nuno Teixeira -- "Related disciplines" : the professionalism of public choice anaylsis / Steven G. Medema -- Eclecticism, inconsistency, and innovation in the history of geographical economics / Stephen J. Meardon.
Summary Histories of economic thought have generally focused on the development of economic theory, notably value and distribution. The activity of applying economic theory to the understanding of particular situations and the solution of specific problems, though a part of the work of economists for several generations, has received relatively little attention from historians of economics. Toward a History of Applied Economics explores such themes as changes in the historical conception of applied economics and its relationship to the "core" of economic theory, the emergence and decline of applied fields, and issues of applying general theoretical tools and concepts to real-world problems.
This is the 2000 supplement to the journal History of Political Economy. All 2000 subscribers will receive a copy of this book as part of their annual subscription.
Other author Backhouse, Roger, editor.
Biddle, Jeff, editor.
Subject Economics -- History.
ISBN 0822364859