Economics is a broad and diverse discipline but most economics books only cover one, dominant, way of thinking about the economy and its study. This book provides an accessible introduction to twelve different approaches to economics: from feminist to ecological, Marxist to behavioural, and development to post-keynesian economics. Each chapter, written specially for the book by some of the leading experts in their field, introduces the reader to an alternative approach to studying economics.
Traditional introductory economics courses have changed little since Paul Samuelson published his influential textbook in 1948, and while our book will not overthrow this hegemony, it will offer a ready-made companion text for students and teachers wanting more exposure to the broader range of ideas explored within the economics profession.
In the end, it is hoped that this book will provide context for undergraduate students by placing the mainstream of economic thought side by side with more heterodox schools. This is in keeping with Rethinking´s belief that students are better served when they are presented with a spectrum of economic ideas rather than just the dominant paradigm.
List of contributors so far
|Institutional Economics||Geoffrey Hodgson|
|Ecological Economics||Clive Spash & Viviana Asara|
|Feminist Economics||Susan Himmelweit|
|Marxist Economics||Ben Fine & Alfredo Saad Filho|
|Post-Keynsian Economics||Engelbert Stockhammer|
|Development Economics||Wendy Olsen|
|Behavioural Economics||Stephen Young|
|Cooperative Economics||Molly Scott-Cato|
|Complexity Economics||Alan Kirman|
|Austrian Economics||Guido Hulsmann & Xavier Méra|