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Institutional Economics

Contributions to the Development of Holistic Economics Essays in Honor of Allan G. Gruchy

  • John Adams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Allan G. Gruchy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Adams
      Pages 3-18
    3. H. H. Liebhafsky
      Pages 19-25
  3. Institutionalism Today and Tomorrow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Philip A. Klein
      Pages 45-58
    3. Royall Brandis
      Pages 59-71
  4. Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Anthony Scaperlanda
      Pages 127-138
    3. Walter C. Neale
      Pages 139-152
    4. Thomas Havrilesky
      Pages 153-171
  5. Planning and Development in the Third World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Thomas R. de Gregori
      Pages 183-195

About this book


Allan Garfield Gruchy, now Professor Emeritus at The University of Maryland, retired in 1977 from full-time duty. That he continued to teach his graduate seminar in institutional economics and simply accelerated work on a major study of planning in world economies is only more evidence of the energy and concern he has brought to his teaching and writing through­ out his career. His undergraduate classes in comparative economic systems and modern economic thought, and his two graduate courses on institu­ tionalism, were always among the most popular in the department. They were firmly grounded in a perspective that opened the minds of hundreds of students to new avenues of thought and to different modes of economic organization. Returning students who report they quickly forgot the arid intricacies of intermediate theory courses nonetheless recall Allan's verbal thrusts at orthodox positions and at the shortcomings of American eco­ nomic institutions. Allan worked for many years with Dudley Dillard to construct Maryland's present department and served ably as acting chairman in 1976-77 after Dudley relinquished the chairmanship. His impatient wit enlivened faculty meetings and rendered them expeditious in the extreme, and it was welcomed by all except those with a penchant for pontification. Allan is best known among economists for his elucidation of institutional and neoinstitutional thought and for his comparative analysis of planning v vi PREFACE and growth.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MarylandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Institutional Economics
  • Book Subtitle Contributions to the Development of Holistic Economics Essays in Honor of Allan G. Gruchy
  • Editors John Adams
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89838-022-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-8738-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-8736-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 249
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economics, general
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