Methodologies of Economics

  • Harry G. Johnson
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


The central question is whether there will be a reaction from the dominance of mathematics and econometrics. Affluence has meant problems of space and cost for libraries, while demands for more amenities, permissiveness about theft and vandalism, as well as graduate work and empirical research impose new demands. Reaction towards conventional library scholarship may follow from ‘radicalism’ diminishing returns from mathematical and quantitative techniques, declining enrolments and junior staff ratios, and the need for new ideas. One likely line is ethics and welfare economics. Rising publishing costs may reduce library storage problems.


Public Library White Collar Crime Library Service Pure Competition Library Resource 
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  1. 1.
    Raffel, Jeffrey A. and Shisko, Robert, Systematic Analysis of University Libraries: Application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to the M.I.T. Libraries. (Cambridge, M.I.T. Press, 1960.)Google Scholar

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© International Economic Association 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry G. Johnson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of GenevaSwitzerland

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