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A Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists Second Edition

Edited by Philip Arestis, University Director of Research, Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and Fellow, Wolfson College, UK and Malcolm Sawyer, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Leeds, UK
This is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of the first, and definitive, biographical dictionary of dissenting economists. It is an extensive and authoritative guide to economists both past and present, providing biographical, bibliographical and critical information on over 100 economists working in the non-neoclassical traditions broadly defined. It includes entries on, amongst others, radical economists, Marxists, post-Keynesians, behaviourists, Kaleckians and institutionalists. The book demonstrates the extent and richness of the radical heterodox tradition in economics.
Extent: 736 pp
Hardback Price: $325.00 Web: $292.50
Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 978 1 85898 560 2
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Post-Keynesian Economics
This is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of the first, and definitive, biographical dictionary of dissenting economists. It is an extensive and authoritative guide to economists both past and present, providing biographical, bibliographical and critical information on over 100 economists working in the non-neoclassical traditions broadly defined. It includes entries on, amongst others, radical economists, Marxists, post-Keynesians, behaviourists, Kaleckians and institutionalists. The book demonstrates the extent and richness of the radical heterodox tradition in economics.

This second edition continues to mark a departure from what is usually found in a biographical dictionary for, in addition to providing standard biographical information, living economists have themselves been asked to state their principal contributions to economics, supplemented by a list of their leading books and articles.

A Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists, Second Edition will continue to be an essential reference source for instructors, researchers and students of economics, its development and history.
‘This is a fascinating book of the personal stories of how heterodoxy re-emerged, evolved, survived and developed. It makes great reading, not only for sheer enjoyment, but also for gaining insight into the major concerns, theories and policies of dissenting political economy. It is a ‘must buy’ for anyone interested in alternative perspectives of economy and society, and it is essential for every university library. The editors have done a great job in bringing to life the main concerns of the dissenters in a humanistic fashion. The revival of heterodox political economy commenced in earnest in the 1960s and it is now maturing. Also, its various schools are starting to recognise the many unifying or complementary aspects of its development. This volume provides many insights into the critical concerns likely to become more important in the future, as an increasing number of economists recognise the importance of a broader study of the social and political foundations of production, distribution and exchange, and the reproduction of the institutions underlying such activities.’
– Phillip Anthony O’Hara, History of Economics Review

‘. . . the Dictionary is a very useful reference for those who conduct research in heterodox political economics. It is also strongly recommended for those who want to investigate how historical events shape an economist’s view . . . [the] editors and the publisher of this Dictionary should be congratulated on their foresight in publishing this book.’
– Tony Fu-Lai Yu, Australian Economic History Review

‘This is a practical and interesting guide to the origins, philosophies, and writings of some 100 economists and social scientists. . . . this reference work will be a valuable guide to the diversity and richness of opinion that can make economics more relevant and appealing. . . . it offers a useful guide to the potential diversity of modern economic thought; it not only provides useful information, it is entertaining to read.’
– Timothy E. Sullivan, American Reference Books Annual 2002

Acclaim for the first edition:

‘. . . this book should be in your library.’
– Malcolm Rutherford, Journal of Economic Issues

‘. . . this is a clearly written, well-organized biographical dictionary. Highly recommended to all members of the economics profession, especially those whose primary interest lies in research or the history of economic thought.’
– Oleg Zinam, American Reference Books Annual
Contributors include: P. Arestis, M. Baranzini, J. Bellamy Foster, J.K. Boyce, V. Chick, J. Coakley, M. Colonna, J. Deprez, M. Desai, G. Destanne de Bernis, M. di Matteo, J. Eatwell, O.F. Hamouda, G.C. Harcourt, G.M. Hodgson, M.C. Howard, R. Jolly, J.E. King, P.A. Klein, F.S. Lee, S. Mawatari, A. Mayhew, B.J. McFarlane, M.S. McPherson, W. Milberg, G. Mongiovi, U. Pagano, J.G. Palma, F. Petri, C.N. Pitelis, B.H. Pollitt, S. Pressman, B.B. Price, L. Putterman, Y. Ramstad, C. Rühl, M.C. Sawyer, N. Shapiro, P. Streeten, F. Targetti, R. Tilman, J. Valenzuela Feijóo
Contents:
Introduction
Samir Amin, Tom Asimakopulos, Clarence Edwin Ayres, A.K. Bagchi, Thomas Balogh, Paul Alexander Baran, Luiz Gonzaga de Mello Belluzzo, Amit Bhaduri, Krishna Bharadwaj, Kenneth E. Boulding, Samuel Bowles, Harry Braverman, Nikolai Ivanoviich Bukharin, Sukhamoy Chakravarty, Victoria Chick, John Roger Commons, John Cornwall, Keith Cowling, Paul Davidson, Meghnad Desai, Carlos F. Diaz-Alejandro, Maurice Herbert Dobb, John Eatwell, Alfred Eichner, Ben Fine, Duncan K. Foley, Andre Gunder Frank, Cels Furtado, John Kenneth Galbraith, Pierangelo Garegnani, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Herbert Gintis, Wynne Godley, Richard Murphey Goodwin, David M. Gordon, Augusto Graziani, Keith B. Griffin, Peter Groenewegen, G.C. Harcourt, Robert L. Heilbroner, Rudolf Hilferding, Albert O. Hirschman, John Atkinson Hobson, Stephen Herbert Hymer, Makoto Itoh, Nicholas August Ludwig Jacob Johannsen, Richard Kahn, Nicholas Kaldor, Michal Kalecki, John Maynard Keynes, David P. Levine, Adolph Lowe, Rosa Luxemburg, Bruce MacFarlane, Harry Magdoff, Ernest Mandel, Gardiner C. Means, Ronald L. Meek, Hyman P. Minsky, Wesley Clair Mitchell, Gunnar Myrdal, Claudio Napoleoni, Edward J. Nell, Alec Nove, Domenico Mario Nuti, Nobuo Okishio, Luigi Lodovico Pasinetti, Prabhat Patnaik, Francois Perroux, Aníbal Pinto Santa Cruz, Karl Polanyi, Raul Prebisch, Michael Reich, Joan Robinson, John E. Roemer, Kurt W. Rothschild, Warren J. Samuels
Bertram Schefold, Dudley Seers, Amartya Sen, George L.S. Shackle, Anwar M. Shaikh, Howard J. Sherman, Hans Wolfgang Singer, Ajit Singh, Piero Sraffa
Ian Steedman, Josef Steindl, Paul Streeten, Paul Marlor Sweezy, Lorie Tarshis
Maria de Conceicao Tavares, L. Taylor, Marc R. Tool, Shigeto Tsuru, Kozo Uno, Thorsten Veblen, Sidney Weintraub, Thomas E. Weisskopf, E.L. Wheelwright