Crises and Cycles in Economic Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias by Daniele BesomiCrises and Cycles in Economic Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias by Daniele Besomi

Crises and Cycles in Economic Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

EditorDaniele Besomi

Hardcover | September 21, 2011

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This book investigates from the perspective of the major economic dictionaries the notions of economic crisis and cycles. It gives an extensive summary of a number of significant entries on this subject, with an introductory essay to each entry placing them (and the dictionary to which they belong) in their context, giving some details on the author of the dictionary entry, and assessing the entry's (and its author's) contribution. The broad picture (including the history of these encyclopedic tools) is examined in the introductory essays.

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Daniele Besomiis an independent researcher in the history of economic thought and a research fellow of the Centre d''udes Interdisciplinaires Walras Pareto, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Title:Crises and Cycles in Economic Dictionaries and EncyclopaediasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 21, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415499038

ISBN - 13:9780415499033


Table of Contents

Part 1: Introductory 1. IntroductionDaniele Besomi 2. A Brief History of Economic Dictionaries: An Essay in BibliographyDaniele Besomi 3. Naming Crises: A Note on Semantics and ChronologyDaniele Besomi 4. Dictionary Reconstructions of the History of the Theories of Crises and Cycles: A Meta-TaxonomyDaniele Besomi Part 2: The Classic Dictionaries 5. Between Progress and Decline: Crises in Early French Dictionaries and Encyclopedias (1830-1840)Ludovic Frobert 6. The Analysis of Crises in Early French Dictionaries and EncyclopediasDaniele Besomi 7. Wilhelm Roscher's Crises Theory: From Production Crises to Sales CrisesHarald Hagemann 8. Charles Coquelin: Banking Monopoly and Commercial CrisesDaniele Besomi 9. Commercial Crisis and Credit in the First Spanish General Encyclopedia (1851-1855)Jes's Astigarraga and Juan Zabalza 10. Expectations and Crises in Auguste Ott'sDictionnaire des Sciences Politiques et Sociales Daniele Besomi  11. Gerolamo Boccardo on Internally Generated Commercial CrisesDaniele Besomi 12. Cl'nt Juglar 1863-1891: Tracking and Interpreting the Periodic Return of CrisesC'le Dangel-Hagnauer 13. Henry D. Macleod'sDictionary of Political Economy: Britain's First Aborted AttemptC'le Dangel-Hagnauer 14. Adolf Wagner: Economic Crises, Capitalism and Human NatureVitantonio Gioia 15. 'ile de Laveleye: Economic Crises, Christianity and SocialismLudovic Frobert 16. Of the 'Old' Palgrave Entries on CrisesPascal Bridel 17. From Crises to Cycles: Tugan-Baranovsky and the Brokhaus-Efron (1895-1915)Fran's Allisson 18. Heinrich Herkner: Inequality of Income Distribution, Overcapitalisation and UnderconsumptionHarald Hagemann 19. Wilhelm Lexis: Crises and OverproductionHarald Hagemann 20. Arthur Spiethoff: From Economic Crises to Business Cycle TheoryVitantonio Gioia 21. Keynus's 'Economic conjuncture' in the Granat EncyclopediaVincent Barnett 22. Wesley Mitchell, Arthur Burns and Trygve Haavelmo on Business Cycles: The Two Encyclopyedias of the Social Sciences (1930-1935 and 1968)Pier Francesco Assoand Luca Fiorito 23. Tinbergen on Dynamics and Conjuncture in Stridiron'sBedrijfseconomische encyclopedie Peter Rodenburg Part 3: The Recent Dictionaries 24. Nikolai Kondratiev and Long Waves in Recent Dictionaries and EncyclopediasFranciscoLou'nbsp;25. Political Business CyclesJon-Peter Olters 26. Nonlinear Business Cycles in Recent DictionariesGiorgio Colacchio 27. An Assessment of Real Business Cycles in Recent DictionariesMarc Pilkington 28. Back to Crises: Post-War Dictionaries and the Resilience of an Old CategoryDaniele Besomi and Giorgio Colacchio 29. A Bibliography of Specialised Dictionaries of Economics and Related SubjectsDaniele Besomi

Editorial Reviews

"What is certain, however, is that this volume constitutes a marvellous piece of historic and economic research on the treatment of business cycles in these reference works. The book is indispensable for any university library, and it deserves to be on the bookshelf of every economist and historian of economics interested in business cycle research." - Guido Erreygers, University of Antwerp, Department of Economics, History of Economic Ideas