The Development of Economics in Western Europe Since 1945
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The Development of Economics in Western Europe Since 1945

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Are there distinct European traditions in economics? Is modern economics homogenous and American? The volume includes case studies of the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Greece. Each of these examines the conditions relating to the supply of, and demand for, economists. These include: the growth of higher education, the development of postgraduate training in economics, international linkages, both within Europe and outside it, economic ideas and professionalization, and involvement in economic policy-making and public affairs. Whilst each chapter is attentive to particular national features, they also place the development of economics in the context of the postwar movement towards European integration.show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14.73mm | 385g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138866245
  • 9781138866249

Table of contents

1. Editorial introduction A. W. Bob Coates 2. Economics in mid-Atlantic: British economics 1945-95 Roger E. Backhouse, University of Birmingham, UK 3. The Post-1945 development of economics and economists in Sweden Bo Sandelin and Ann Veiderpass, both at University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Nikias Sarafoglou, Mid-Sweden University 4. Postwar Dutch Economics Henk W. Plasmeijer and Evert Schoorl, University of Groningen, The Netherlands 5. The post 1945 development of economics in Belgium Ivo Maes, Erik Buyst and Muriel Bouchet, National Bank of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium 6. The 1945 development of economics in Germany Harald Hagemann, Universitat Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany 7. Economics in France: A Manifold system Christian Schmidt, Paris, France 8. Europe, and the post-1945 internationalization of political economy - the case of Italy Pier Luigi Porta, Universite Degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy 9. The advent of modern economics in Portugal Carlos Bastien, ISEG, Lisbon, Portugal 10. The development of economic studies and research in Spain (1939-1995) Salvador Almenar, Universitat de Valencia, Spain 11. Institutional constraints and the internationalization of economics: the case of Greece Michael Psalidopoulos, Panteion University, Athens, Greece 12. Concluding reflections A. W. Bob Coatesshow more