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Samuelson and Neoclassical Economics

  • Editors
  • George R. Feiwel
Book

Part of the Recent Economic Thought book series (RETH, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Samuelson and Contemporary Economics:An Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Foundations of Economic Analysis and Evolution in Consumption, Production, and Dynamic Analysis

  4. Trade Theory and Welfare Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. John S. Chipman
      Pages 152-184
  5. The Neoclassical Synthesis and Trends in Contemporary Economics

  6. Vignettes of the Man and the Scholar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Abram Bergson
      Pages 331-335
    3. Martin Bronfenbrenner
      Pages 345-356
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 357-358

About this book

Introduction

This is not a festschrift, but a study of the prodigious Samuelson phe­ nomenon, his history-making contributions to and impact on the econom­ ics of our age, and the intricate, often perplexing, and divergent trends in modern economics - all intensely controversial subjects that will be argued, scrutinized, and periodically reassessed by economists of various strands and traditions for years to come, for, as Samuelson wrote of Pigou, "immortality does have its price. " A scholar with such an out­ standing body of contributions "must expect other men to swarm about it" (1966, p. 1233), subject it to scholarly scrutiny, and challenge it. Although Paul Samuelson was 65 on May 15, 1980 (and our best wishes go out to him for long life and continued enrichment of economics), this is neither a birthday party nor a gathering of only the Good Fairies, for, as he himself has said of Marx, "a great scholar deserves the compliment of being judged seriously" and critically (1972, p. 268). In accordance with the rule of Roman law, audiatur et altera pars, I have invited representative scholars of widely divergent perceptions to offer their critical evaluation of the "age of Samuelson. " While the response was by and large gratifying, some scholars were unable to meet the deadline, ix x PREFACE and with much compunction I have had to expand my own essays to partly fill the gaps.

Keywords

Asia Keynes Marx economics evaluation foundation information political economy production productivity trade trade theory trends value-at-risk welfare economics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-7377-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7379-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7377-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-199X
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