This Library Guide will help you find information for your assignments in this course. It will point you to background sources on the major economic theories, relevant books, journal articles, and data sources.
"Money doesn't talk, it swears!"
- Bob Dylan, "It's All Right, Ma, I'm Only Bleeding"
Economics is a science that can contribute substantial powerful and fresh insights! This book collects essays by leading academics that evaluate the scholarly importance of contemporary economic ideas and concepts, thus providing valuable knowledge about the present state of economics and its progress.
A significant part of economics as we know it today is the outcome of battles that took place in the post-war years between Keynesians and monetarists. In the US, the focus of these battles was often between the neo-Keynesians at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Chicago monetarists. The undisputed leader of the MIT Keynesians was Paul A. Samuelson, one of the most influential economists of the 20th century and arguably of all time.
A mixture of original research and thought leadership pieces combine to examine the changing economic landscape in developing countries in Africa and Asia in particular. Topics covered, among others include: - Socioeconomic determinants of poverty;- Analysis of financial structure and economic growth;- Growth elasticity of poverty.