The institutional economy demand and supply

This thorough and comprehensive book examines the role that institutions play in economic life. The discussion begins with common values, shared traditions and individual habits which have their roots in the past. It goes on to consider consumer preferences, needs and wants, altruism, malevolence, i...

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Main Author: Reisman, David A.
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar c2002
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This thorough and comprehensive book examines the role that institutions play in economic life. The discussion begins with common values, shared traditions and individual habits which have their roots in the past. It goes on to consider consumer preferences, needs and wants, altruism, malevolence, intrinsic motivation, organisational memory and the social capital that is embedded in networks and communities. Its conclusion is that there is a case for a broadly-based economics which is a science of norms and standards as well as a theory of prices and costs. Culture is continuity and pattern. Precisely the same is true of supply and demand
1. Introduction -- 2. Economy as society -- 3. Present as past -- 4. Society as past -- 5. People and things -- 6. Benevolence -- 7. Malevolence -- 8. Needs and wants -- 9. The demand to supply -- 10. Organisational order -- 11. Organisational cost -- 12. Conclusion
Physical Description:vi, 273 p
ISBN:9781843767404
1840646748
9781840646740