Handbook of Economics and Ethics


Handbook of Economics and Ethics

9781845429362 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jan Peil, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and Irene van Staveren, Radboud University, Nijmegen and Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands
Publication Date: 2009 ISBN: 978 1 84542 936 2 Extent: 624 pp
The Handbook of Economics and Ethics portrays an understanding of economic methodology in which facts and values, though distinct, are closely interconnected in a variety of ways. From theory building to data collection, and from modelling to policy evaluation, this encyclopaedic Handbook is at the intersection of economics and ethics.

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The Handbook of Economics and Ethics portrays an understanding of economic methodology in which facts and values, though distinct, are closely interconnected in a variety of ways. From theory building to data collection, and from modelling to policy evaluation, this encyclopaedic Handbook is at the intersection of economics and ethics.

Irene van Staveren and Jan Peil bring together 75 unique and original papers to provide up-to-date insights on topics such as markets, globalization, human development, rationality, efficiency, and corporate social responsibility. The book presents contributions from an array of international scholars using methodological and theoretical approaches, and convincingly demonstrates the death of the positive/normative dichotomy that so long held economics in its grip.

This invaluable resource will strongly appeal to students of economics and economic methodology, philosophy of science and ethics. It will also be of great benefit to academics and policy-makers involved in economic policies and ethics.
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‘This volume pulls together a remarkable collection of contributors designed to challenge the positive-normative dichotomy in economic methodology. . . The intent of this publication is to provide a reference manual for those seeking insights into the connections between economics and ethics. It succeeds in that goal and should become a starting point for anyone who believes that mainstream economics needs methodological reorientation. . . Anyone interested in ethics and economic methodology would do well to have this reference book handy. Highly recommended.’
– J. Halteman, Choice

‘This new Handbook of Economics and Ethics makes a substantial contribution as a wide-ranging up-to-date reference work, including original developments, on these two fundamentally interconnected fields. This contribution is particularly timely, given the increasing attention being paid to economics as a moral science. The Handbook contains seventy-five expert entries on subjects ranging from the history of economics and philosophy to conceptual analysis of ethics in various aspects of modern economics, while representing a diversity of views.’
– Sheila Dow, University of Stirling, UK
Contributors: S. Alkire, J. Amariglio, D.K. Barker, A. Barrera, R.L. Bartlett, G. Berik, K. Binmore, H. Bojer, L. Bruni, S. Cameron, R. Claassen, J.H. Cohen, R. Crespo, J.B. Davis, B. D’Exelle, T. De Herdt, G. DeMartino, P. Downward, G.A. Dymski, J. Essen, J. Field, D.M. Figart, E. Fullbrook, D. Gasper, J.J. Graafland, N. Gravel, M.E.L. Guidi, L. Hamilton, S.P. Hargreaves-Heap, J. Hirata, B. Hodgson, R. Inglehart, R. Jenkins, P. Kerr, C.L. Kerstenetzky, A. Klamer, S.-C. Kolm, O. Langholm, M.A. Lutz, Y.M. Madra, A. Mayhew, A. Mearman, E. Mutari, R.H. Nelson, B. Nooteboom, P. Norris, J. O’Neill, J.B. Opschoor, N. Pani, S.D. Parsons, J. Peil, I. Robeyns, C. Rodriguez-Sickert, D.F. Ruccio, D. Schumm, W. Schweiker, J. Seglow, E.-M. Sent, P.N. Stearns, A. Sumner, R. van de Hoeven, E. van de Laar, I. van Staveren, K. Wærness, W. Waller, V. Walsh, P.J. Welch, S. Weston, M.D. White, J.B. Wight, R. Wilson, S.D. Yoak


1. Altruism
Jonathan Seglow

2. Thomas Aquinas
Odd Langholm

3. Aristotle
Ricardo Crespo

4. Jeremy Bentham
Marco E.L. Guidi

5. Buddhist Economics
Juliana Essen

6. Capability Approach
Ingrid Robeyns

7. Catholic Social Thought
Albino Barrera

8. Code of Ethics for Economists
Robin L. Bartlett

9. Consumerism
Peter N. Stearns

10. Corporate Social Responsibility
Rhys Jenkins

11. Deontology
Mark D. White

12. Dignity
Mark D. White

13. Discrimination
Deborah M. Figart

14. Economic Anthropology
Jeffrey H. Cohen

15. Efficiency
Irene van Staveren

16. Egoism
John O’Neill

17. Epistemology
Edward Fullbrook

18. Equity
Bernard Hodgson

19. Ethics of Care
Kari Wærness

20. Fact/Value Dichotomy
Vivian Walsh

21. Fairness
Tom De Herdt and Ben D’Exelle

22. Feminism
Drucilla K. Barker and Darla Schumm

23. Freedom
Nicolas Gravel

24. Game Theory
Ken Binmore

25. Globalization
George DeMartino

26. Global Financial Markets
Gary A. Dymski and Celia Lessa Kerstenetzky

27. Happiness
Luigino Bruni

28. Hedonism
Johannes Hirata

29. Hinduism
Narendar Pani

30. Homo Economicus
Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert

31. Human Development
Des Gasper

32. Humanism
Mark A. Lutz

33. Identity
John B. Davis

34. Income Distribution
Rolph van de Hoeven

35. Individualism
John B. Davis

36. Inequality
Serge-Christophe Kolm

37. Institutions
Anne Mayhew

38. Islam
Rodney Wilson

39. Justice
Serge-Christophe Kolm

40. Immanuel Kant
Mark D. White

41. Labour Standards
Günseli Berik

42. Market
John O’Neill

43. Karl Marx
Jack Amariglio and Yahya M. Madra

44. Minimum Wages
Ellen Mutari

45. Needs and Agency
Lawrence Hamilton

46. Needs and Well-being
Des Gasper

47. Pluralism
Esther-Mirjam Sent

48. Positive-Normative Distinction in British History of Economic Thought
Samuel Weston

49. Positive versus Normative Economics
Eric van de Laar and Jan Peil

50. Postmodernism
David F. Ruccio

51. Poverty
Andy Sumner

52. Prices
Paul Downward

53. Protestant Ethics
William Schweiker

54. Rationality
Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap

55. John Rawls
Hilde Bojer

56. Realism
Andrew Mearman

57. Religion
Robert H. Nelson

58. Rhetoric
Arjo Klamer

59. Rights
Stephen D. Parsons

60. Joan Robinson
Prue Kerr

61. Scarcity
Rutger Claassen

62. Self-interest
Johan J. Graafland

63. Amartya Sen
Sabina Alkire

64. Sin
Samuel Cameron

65. Adam Smith
Jan Peil

66. Social Capital
John Field

67. Social Economics
Mark A. Lutz

68. Solidarity
Patrick J. Welch and Stuart D. Yoak

69. Sustainability
J.B. (Hans) Opschoor

70. Teaching Economics
Jonathan B. Wight

71. Trust
Bart Nooteboom

72. Utilitarianism
Johan J. Graafland

73. Thorstein Veblen
William Waller

74. Virtue Ethics
Irene van Staveren

75. Max Weber and the Protestant Work Ethic
Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart

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