A Not-So-Dismal Science: A Broader View of Economies and Societies


This book shows that, in calling economics the 'dismal science', Thomas Carlyle was profoundly wrong. Economic ideas have illuminated behaviour in all of the social sciences in addition to the economists' traditional domain. The broadening of economics and the use of economists' methods by social scientists in other fields is leading to a unified and positive view of economies and societies.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Mancur Olson
  • Joel Mokyr
  • Oliver E. Williamson
  • De J. Bradford Long
  • Erik Moberg
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2000


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