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Although Keynes succeeded in his long struggle to escape deeply held convictions created by classical economic theories, he could not succeed in making his fellow economists see the light.
To the extent that there is theoretical foundation for what he writes at all, he bases his conclusions on the views of others, from economists mostly of a Keynesian persuasion who have mapped out their own economic theories and chosen policy directions.
In these 24 articles reprinted from journals, contributors analyze exogenous and endogenous innovation, induced innovation, sources of innovation, and adoption and diffusion of innovation, addressing such issues as determinants of the direction of technological change, the economics of invention, theories of process innovations, economic theories of technological change, empirical support for the theory of induced innovation, entrepreneurs as innovators, simple economics of basic scientific research, expenditure patterns for risky research and development projects, inter-industry technology flows, technical change and the rate of imitation, and the production and transmission of technical knowledge.
Specific topics include the role of game theory in law, agency models in law and economics, economic analyses of legal disputes and their resolution, game theory in calculating litigation costs, an economic theory of the duty to bargain, optimal choices of legal rules, economic theories of liability, interactive theories of law enforcement in tax compliance and other cases, the selection of disputes for litigation, rational choice theory of Supreme Court statutory decisions, and tests for the stability and liability of judicial decisions.
Ann Cathrin Jarl's premise in Injustice: Women and Global Economics (Fortress, $17) is that feminist critiques of neoclassical economic theories can be strengthened by using liberation feminist ethicists' understandings of justice.
As a direct result of this assumption, the book provokes those who promote the compact city, runs an uncomfortably tight tangent to neo-con economic theories and can patronise those who attack sprawl and its causes.
This study of a handful of municipalities in Old Castile is encyclopedic, an extensive analysis of sociological, anthropological, and economic theories, a detailed description of communal prerogatives with respect to its citizenry, and a masterful use of archival evidence.
Frank Rotering is a Canadian writer who specializes in alternative economic theories.