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Alternative Approaches to Economic Theory – Complexity, Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics

Alternative Approaches to Economic Theory
Víctor A. Beker
Routledge, 2019
Level: advanced
Perspective: Complexity Economics, Ecological Economics, Post-Keynesian Economics
Topic: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics & Markets, Money & Debt
page count: 234 pages
ISBN: 9780367076016


The 2007-2008 financial crisis exposed the shortcomings of mainstream economic theory with economists unprepared to deal with it. In the face of this, a major rethinking of economics seems necessary and in presenting alternative approaches to economic theory, this book contributes to the rebuilding of the discipline.

This volume brings together contributions from different perspectives and theoretical approaches that address the challenge of updating the economic theory corpus and seek to recover prestige for this discipline after the failure of neoclassical economics. It addresses a range of topics, including the complexity approach to economics, category theory, the Post-Keynesian approach to micro and macroeconomics, financialisation, multidimensional analysis and ecological economics.

The book is aimed at economics scholars, researchers, academics and practitioners, as well as upper undergraduates and graduates in this area of knowledge. It may also be of interest for people interested in methodological issues in economics and the relationship between economic theory and the real world.


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