The Clash of Economic Ideas

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The Clash of Economic Ideas

By Lawrence H. White

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The Clash of Economic Ideas interweaves the economic history of the last hundred years with the history of economic doctrines to understand how contrasting economic ideas have originated and developed over time to take their present forms. It traces the connections running from historical events to debates among economists, and from the ideas of academic writers to major experiments in economic policy. The treatment offers fresh perspectives on laissez faire, socialism and fascism; the Roaring Twenties, business cycle theories and the Great Depression; Institutionalism and the New Deal; the Keynesian Revolution; and war, nationalization and central planning. After 1945, the work explores the postwar revival of invisible-hand ideas; economic development and growth, with special attention to contrasting policies and thought in Germany and India; the gold standard, the interwar gold-exchange standard, the postwar Bretton Woods system and the Great Inflation; public goods and public choice; free trade versus protectionism; and finally fiscal policy and public debt.

Subject: Business & Economics -> Economics -> History of Economics

The Clash of Economic Ideas
The Great Policy Debates and Experiments of the Last Hundred Years
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 4/9/12
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139366033
ISBN 13: 9781139366038
Print ISBN: 9781107012424

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