1st Edition

The Chicago Tradition in Economics 1892-1945



ISBN 9780415254229
Published October 25, 2001 by Routledge
3352 Pages

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Book Description

The home of more Nobel Laureates than any other institution, the University of Chicago has a unique place in the development of economics, fostering the work of some of the most influential and controversial economists of the twentieth century, including Frank Knight, Milton Friedman and Gary Becker.
This collection traces the development of Chicago Economics to the end of the Second World War. Each volume focuses on an individual, or group of individuals who made distinctive contributions.

Table of Contents

Volume 1
Introduction
1. Prices and the International Movement of Specie
2. Banknotes and Lending Power
3. Why is Economics not an Evolutionary Science?
4. The Preconceptions of Economic Science
5. The Barbarian Status of Women
6. The Theory of the Leisure Class
7. The Theory of Business Enterprise
Volume 2
8. The Quantity Theory of the Value of Money
9. Greenbacks and the Cost of the Civil War
10. The Value of the 'Greenbacks' During the Civil War
11. The Demand and Supply Concepts: An Introduction to the Study of Market Price
12. The Trade Union Point of View
13. Trade Unionism in the United States
14. Economic Theory and 'Social Reform'
15. Economics and Modern Psychology
16. Soundings in Non-Euclidean Economics
17. Some Social Aspects: An Application of Overhead Cost to Social Accounting, With Special Reference to the Business Cycle
18. The Socializing of Theoretical Economics
Volume 3
19. A Theory of Production
20. The Theory of Wages 21. Studies in the Supply Curve of Labor: The Relation in 1929 Between Average Earnings in American Cities and the Proportion Seeking Employment
22. Some Problems in the Measurement of Income Inelasticities
23. The Union in Industry: Some Observation on the Theory of Collective Bargaining
24. Commercial Banking and Capital Formation
Volume 4
25. Economic Problems of the Family
26. Economics of Household Production
27. The Trust Problem: Prevention versus Alleviation
28. The Nature and Objective of Economic History
29. Industry and Government in France and England, 1540-1640
Volume 5
30. Frisch on the Measurement of Utility
31. A Comparison of Elasticities of Demand Obtained by Different Methods
32. Interrelations of Demand
33. The Theory and Measurement of Demand
34. The Foundations of Welfare Economics
35. The Theory of the Multiplier
36. Price Flexibility and Employment
37. The Scope and Method of Economics
Volume 6
38. Some Problems of Logical Method in Political Economy
39. Objective Tests of Competitive Price Applied to the Cement Industry
40. The Utility Concept in Value Theory and Its Critics
41. English Theories of Foreign Trade, Before Adam Smith
42. Cost Curves and Supply Curves
43. Gains From Trade: The Doctrine of Comparative Costs
44. Mr. Keynes on the Causes of Unemployment
45. The Short View and the Long in Economic Policy
Volume 7
46. The Economic Organization
47. Notes on Cost and Utility
48. Note on Viner's Cost Theory
49. Interest
50. Economic Theory and Nationalism
51. Ricardian Theory of Cost and Distribution
52. Realism and Relevance in the Theory of Demand
Volume 8
53. Syllabus Materials for 2001
54. A Positive Program for Laissez Faire
55. Currency Systems and Commercial Policy
56. Rules versus Authorities in Monetary Policy
57. Some Reflections on Syndicalism
58. Economic Stability and Anti-Trust Policy
59. On Debt Policy
60. A Political Credo
61. The 'Chicago Plan' of Banking Reform: A Proposal for Making Monetary Management Effective in the United States
62. Agitation for Banking Reform: The Problem of Elasticity
63. A Brief Survey of Banking Literature Since 1913
64. Monetary Policy

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