The State and Economic Knowledge : The American and British Experiences (Woodrow Wilson Center Series)


The State and Economic Knowledge : The American and British Experiences (Woodrow Wilson Center Series)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 477 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521394246
  • DDC分類 338.973

Full Description

This book addresses an important but inadequately recognized dimension of the activities of the modern state - the role it plays in producing the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for economic policy-making. The traditional assumption, which this collection of essays challenges, is that despite this profound dependence governments have generally acted as passive consumers of whatever ideas economists in the private sector and professions had to offer. This book brings together papers from an Anglo-American conference, held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, that reveal the ways in which modern states have helped to generate new economic changes, specific political institutions, and ideological contexts. The approach is comparative, focusing on developments in modern Great Britain and the United States.

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael J. Lacey
Part I. The State and the Uses of Economic
Knowledge: 1. Ideas, institutions, and state in
the United States and Britain: an introduction
Mary O. Furner and Barry Supple
2. Economic knowledge and government in
Britain: some historical and comparative
reflections Donald Winch
Part II. The State and Economic Performance: 3.
Liberty by design: freedom, planning, and John
Quincy Adams's American system John Lauritz
4. Government as a laboratory for economic
learning in the years of the Democratic
Roosevelt William J. Barber
5. The emergence of economic growthmanship in
the United States: federal policy and economic
knowledge in the Truman years Robert M. Collins
6. The treasury's analytical model of the
British economy between the wars Peter Clarke
7. Old dogs and new tricks: the British
treasury and Keynesian economics in the 1940s
and 1950s George C. Peden
Part III. Industrial Maturity and Economic
Policy: 8. Knowing capitalism: public
investigation and the labor question in the
long progressive era Mary O. Furner
9. Economic inquiry and the state in new era
America: antistatist corporatism and positive
statism in uneasy coexistence Ellis W. Hawley
10. Official economic inquiry and Britain's
industrial decline: the first fifty years Barry
11. Economic ideas and government policy on
industrial organization in Britain since 1945
Leslie Hannah
Part IV. Economic Knowledge and Social Action:
12. Economic knowledge and British social
policy Jose Harris
13. Economists and the formation of the modern
tax system in the United States: the World War
I crisis W. Elliot Brownlee
14. Population, economists, and the state: the
royal commission of population, 1944-1949 Jay
M. Winter
About the authors