The Economic Crisis and the State of Economics

Hardcover | February 15, 2010

EditorRobert Skidelsky, Christian Westerlind Wigstrom

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The Economic Crisis and the State of Economics brings together leading economists from a diverse set of backgrounds and presents their take on how economics can explain the current crisis but also how the crisis will affect economic thought.

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The Economic Crisis and the State of Economics brings together leading economists from a diverse set of backgrounds and presents their take on how economics can explain the current crisis but also how the crisis will affect economic thought.

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. He is the winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations. Christian Westerlind Wigstrom is a graduate student of philosophy at Merton College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:140 pages, 8.4 × 5.73 × 0.48 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230102549

ISBN - 13:9780230102545

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Table of Contents

Introduction--Robert Skidelsky * RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN ECONOMICS * Risk and Uncertainty--Paul Davidson * Lessons from Statistical Finance--Marc Potters * Ambiguity and Economic Activity: Implications for the Current Crises in Credit Markets--Sujoy Mukerji * MACRO-ECONOMICS AND THE CURRENT CRISIS * Macro-Economic Failures--Charles Goodhart * Hayek: Another Perspective--Meghnad Desai * Globalization and the Current Crisis--Christopher Bliss * Global Imbalance--Vijay Joshi * MODELS, METAPHORS, AND MORALS * Knowledge in Economics--John Kay * Models and Metaphors--Richard Bronk * Economics and Morals--Edward Skidelsky