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Title The development of economics in Western Europe since 1945 / edited by A.W. Bob Coats.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.

Series Routledge studies in the history of economics ; 27.
Routledge studies in the history of economics ; 27.
Subject Economics -- Europe, Western -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Coats, A. W. (Alfred William), 1924-
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 262 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Preface; 1 Introduction; The historical context of post-1945 economics in Europe: a brief outline; The demand for economists; The supply of economists; The postwar growth of higher education; Graduate education in economics; International linkages; Economic ideas in Europe; Professionalization and involvement in economic policy making and public affairs; A brief review of the country studies; Britain; Sweden; The Netherlands; Belgium; France; Germany; Italy; Portugal; Spain; Greece; Notes; References.
2 Economics in mid-AtlanticBritain, continental Europe and the USA; Universities and society in Britain; The spread of American-style professional economics in British universities; The international connections of British academic economists; Economists in government; Economic societies; Research institutes and policy forums; Economic journalism and think-tanks; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 3 The post-1945 development of economics and economists in Sweden; The growth of higher education; Universities, university branches and university colleges.
From 'Economics and ... ' to sub-fieldsThe internationalization of Swedish economics; Swedish economists in policy-making; Work in commissions; Economists as ministers, Members of Parliament and government officials; Economists in public discussions; Conclusions; Notes; References; 4 Postwar Dutch economics; Introduction: some conceptual problems; The impact of the war on continental economic thought; The modernization and further institutionalization of economics; Continuity and discontinuity in economic theorizing; Actors, institutions and schools; The theory of economic policy.
The labour market and the Dutch Royal Economics Association (KVS)Radicalism in the 1970s; Catching up in the 1980s; Tinbergen's progeny?; Concluding remarks; Notes; References; 5 The post-1945 development of economics in Belgium; University expansion in the 1960s; The evolution of economic thought; The time of the 'mandarins'; The francophone Catholic University of Leuven (UCL); The Flemish Catholic University of Leuven; The francophone Free University of Brussels (ULB); A growing professionalization and internationalization; The francophone Catholic University of Leuven (UCL).
Jacques Drèze and the Centre for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE)The ULB; A monetarist counterrevolution in Leuven; The growth of graduate education in economics; Journals; Recherches économiques de Louvain9; Tijdschrift voor Economie (en Management); The Bulletin of Information and Documentation of the National Bank of Belgium; The international dimension14; Conclusion; Notes; References; 6 The post-1945 development of economics in Germany; The Nazi period and its long-term consequences; Economic ideas and policy; Growth and the current landscape of teaching and research; Notes.
Summary Are there distinct European traditions in economics? Is modern economics homogenous and American?The volume includes case studies of the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Greece. Each of these examines the conditions relating to the supply of, and demand for, economists. These include: the growth of higher education, the development of postgraduate training in economics, international linkages, both within Europe and outside it, economic ideas and professionalization, and involvement in economic policy-making and public affairs. Whilst each chapt.
ISBN 020397607X (electronic bk.)
9780203976074 (electronic bk.)
0415202914 (Paper)
OCLC # 252970836
Additional Format Print version: Development of economics in Western Europe since 1945. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999 (DLC) 98043368.

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