Selected Economic Writings of William J. Baumol

Selected Economic Writings of William J. Baumol

Selected Economic Writings of William J. Baumol

Selected Economic Writings of William J. Baumol

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Our publication of the selected scientific writings of several eminent economists is not only a gesture of appreciation for their contribution to economic theory and policy but also a convenient means to bring their important contributions to the attention of the readers. This volume is one of three volumes pertaining to the works of Professors William J. Baumol, Fritz Machlup and Oskar Morgenstern. They bring together contributions in a wide area of economic theory and policy. These three prolific authors have dealt with an extremely broad range of topics including fundamental methodological issues, the history of economic theory, the theory of demand, utility theory, theory of games, business decision process and pricing rules, externalities, economic dynamics, theories of inflation, unbalanced growth, monetary theory, theory of international trade and finance, sources of economic growth and economics of knowledge, mathematical and nonlinear programming and economic statistics. Each of the articles contributes to the literature and many of them were controversial at the time of their appearance. Though their styles and the problems with which they concern themselves differ considerably, they share an interest in rigorous economic theory, in the process of change, in the history of doctrine. However, the authors employ different techniques in building their models and in analyzing issues of economic policy; and in the process contribute new and important technical insights.

The editors of these volumes are not off the mark in their emphasis on the important contributions that these authors have made to economic science. They have done a very real service for the profession in providing an overview of the writings of these three distinguished authors in a one volume format.

M. Ishaq Nadiri Jay Gould Professor of Economics New York University . . .

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