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From Keynes to Piketty The Century that Shook Up Economics von Haan, Peter de (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 25.04.2016
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
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From Keynes to Piketty

From Keynes to Piketty provides the reader with an accessible and entertaining insight into the development of economic thought over the past century. Starting with John Maynard Keynes's bestseller, The Economic Consequences of Peace (1919), and ending with Thomas Piketty's blockbuster, Capital in the Twenty First Century (2014), the author explains which dramatic political and economic events changed the way economists interpreted these events, and how they revolutionized the economic science.
The book contains biographies of Keynes, Schumpeter, Galbraith, Hayek, Friedman, Hirschman, North, and Piketty, alongside others, and highlights their extraordinary lives and works, anecdotes about them, and their often sharp differences of opinion. Extensive summaries of their main works provide the interested scholar and student with an accurate presentation of their contents. A must-read for all those who wonder what happened to economics during the past century, and why.
Peter de Haan is an independent consultant based at The Hague. A macroeconomist and a development economics specialist, de Haan has gained wide experience in development cooperation in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and specialises in economic history and economic development. De Haan co-formulated OECD/DAC's Guiding Principles for Civil Service Reform . He was also responsible for the formulation of and assistance to development programs in the realm of public finance, budget support, civil service reform, decentralisation, anti-corruption, and human rights. He now guest lectures at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and Institute Clingendael on development and institutional issues; at the Canadian International Development Agency's Headquarters about institutional sector analyses; and, at the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences on the institutional dimension of economic growth and the evolution of economic development theories. De Haan is a visiting researcher at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC, and a member of the Royal Netherlands Economic Association and the Bolivian Academy of Economic Science.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 530
    Erscheinungsdatum: 25.04.2016
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781137600028
    Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
    Größe: 6328 kBytes
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