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Knowledge and the wealth of nations: a story of economic discovery

Author: Warsh, David Publisher: Norton 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 426 p. : Graphs.ISBN: 0393059960Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations A Story of Economic Discovery Contents Preface xi Introduction xv PART ONE 1. The Discipline 3 2. "It Tells You Where to Carve the Joints" 9 3. What Is a Model? How Does It Work? 28 4. The Invisible Hand and the Pin Factory 37 5. How the Dismal Science Got Its Name 48 6. The Underground River 6i 7. Spillovers and Other Accommodations 72 8. The Keynesian Revolution and the Modern Movement 88 9. "Mathematics Is a Language" 108 10. When Economics Went High-Tech 126 11. The Residual and Its Critics 140 12. The Infinite-Dimensional Spreadsheet 158 13. Economists Turn to Rocket Science, and "Model" Becomes a Verb 166 PART TWO 14. New Departures 179 15. "That's Stupid!" 195 16. In Hyde Park 203 17. The U-Turn 214 18. The Keyboard, the City, and the World 228 19. Recombinations 249 20. Crazy Explanations 261 21. At the Ski Lift 276 22. "Endogenous Technological Change" 289 23. Conjectures and Refutations 305 24. A Short History of the Cost of Lighting 327 25. The Ultimate Pin Factory 343 26. The Invisible Revolution 370 27. Teaching Economics 382 Conclusion 399 Acknowledgments 409 Index 411

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