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Author Warsh, David.

Title Knowledge and the wealth of nations : a story of economic discovery / David Warsh.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, c2006.

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    330.973 WAR    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    330 WAR    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    330 WAR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxii, 426 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The discipline -- "It tells you where to carve the joints" -- What is a model? How does it work? -- The invisible hand and the pin factory -- How the dismal science got its name -- The underground river -- Spillovers and other accommodations -- The Keynesian revolution and the modern movement -- "Mathematics is a language" -- When economics went high-tech -- The residual and its critics -- The infinite-dimensional spreadsheet -- Economists turn to rocket science, and "model" becomes a verb -- New departures -- "That's stupid!" -- In Hyde Park -- The U-turn -- The keyboard, the city, and the world -- Recombinations -- Crazy explanations -- At the ski lift -- "Endogenous technological change" -- Conjectures and refutations -- A short history of the cost of lighting -- The ultimate pin factory -- The invisible revolution -- Teaching economics.
Subject Economics -- Research -- United States.
Economics -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Economics -- United States -- History.
Economists -- United States.
ISBN 0393059960 (hardcover) : $27.95
Standard No. 9780393059960

 
    
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