Culture, Growth and Economic Policy

Culture, Growth and Economic Policy

Author: Panagiotis E. Petrakis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642414397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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It is a wide-spread belief that the cultural background inhered in a society affects the requirements of economic development. This relationship requires theoretical and empirical justification. The present book provides this together with an analysis of the development of cultural background itself. Cultural background is embodied in political institutions, in transactions, knowledge, incentives, in social capital, even in the tangibles of the economy. Thus, economic development is shaped and the rate of growth is affected. Conversely, economic development affects cultural background. When this interaction takes place at a non-developmental cultural background level, which is associated with low growth rates, then a growth trap is formed. Within such a growth trap, economic policy (public and monetary) is relatively deactivated and the conditions influencing the change in cultural background and its timing are of primary importance.

Culture, Sociality, and Morality

Culture, Sociality, and Morality

Author: Paul Dragoș Aligică

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538150863

Category: Economics

Page: 312

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"The interdisciplinary chapters in this volume explore how the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy can help us to understand culture, sociality, and morality"--

History & Mathematics:

History & Mathematics:

Author: Leonid E. Grinin

Publisher: ООО "Издательство "Учитель"

ISBN: 9785705752478

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

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The present Yearbook (which is the sixth in the series) is subtitled Economy, Demography, Culture, and Cosmic Civilizations. To some extent it reveals the extraordinary potential of scientific research. The common feature of all our Yearbooks, including the present volume, is the usage of formal methods and social studies methods in their synthesis to analyze different phenomena. In other words, if to borrow Alexander Pushkin's words, ‘to verify the algebra with harmony’. One should note that publishing in a single collection the articles that apply mathematical methods to the study of various epochs and scales – from deep historical reconstruction to the pressing problems of the modern world – reflects our approach to the selection of contributions for the Yearbook. History and Mathematics, Social Studies and formal methods, as previously noted, can bring nontrivial results in the studies of different spheres and epochs. This issue consists of three main sections: (I) Historical and Technological Dimensions includes two papers (the first is about the connection between genes, myths and waves of the peopling of Americas; the second one is devoted to quantitative analysis of innovative activity and competition in technological sphere in the Middle Ages and Modern Period); (II) Economic and Cultural Dimensions (the contributions are mostly focused on modern period); (III) Modeling and Theories includes two papers with interesting models (the first one concerns modeling punctuated equilibria apparent in the macropattern of urbanization over time; in the second one the author attempts to estimate the number of Communicative Civilizations). We hope that this issue will be interesting and useful both for historians and mathematicians, as well as for all those dealing with various social and natural sciences.

Tulip's Bubble

Tulip's Bubble

Author: Tulip Mittal

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781685382636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 118

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Things like ‘trends’ happen for a reason; maybe you start them and become buffeted in their sway. But what exactly unfolds when all of us seek to be a part of unique cultural phenomena that hold sway over the world? This book dissects socio-economic nuances of various fads and trends that we are surrounded by and happily engage with. The topics are not only chosen to inform readers about these fads but also make them aware of the economic factors that govern them. The book is a perfect way to develop analytical skills by inspiring readers to correlate something as fun and basic as a fad or a trend, with the practical, in-depth knowledge of a subject like economics.

The Political Economy of Status

The Political Economy of Status

Author: Theodore Koutsobinas

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783477456

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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In this timely book, Theodore Koutsobinas explores the system of status markets and their social effects including inequality. He explains how media fascination with superstars and luxury consumption goods amplify positional concerns for all, distort t

Economics of Culture

Economics of Culture

Author: Oscar Alfranca Burriel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1628089075

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

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The aim of this book is to incorporate the main idea that culture is directly related to economic activity, in economic analysis, from a multidisciplinary perspective. From this very first perception, several difficulties appear. First of them are related to the use of rigorous and testable methodologies that could allow the quantification of the value of an artistic work, and even the consideration of what an artistic work could be. In the book, we also try to present these problems from an extensive perception, in order to take into account, not only aspects strictly related to economics, but also to the interdependence of arts and culture with a wide amount of different perspectives of economic analysis. The book is mainly structured into two parts. The first is to introduce a discussion on the value of culture and the value of artistic works. This discussion opens the door to an essential idea in the economics of culture such as the theoretical foundations to estimate the value of art and culture, and the relevance of the existence an artistic work. The second part of this work is mainly concerned with different economic issues related to arts and culture, under a multidisciplinary methodology. Specifically, in this part of the book, eleven papers are included, in which different issues related to culture economics are proposed and analyzed from economic, social, institutional and environmental perspectives.

Economics, Culture and Social Theory

Economics, Culture and Social Theory

Author: William A. Jackson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849802116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

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. . . the book is excellent in setting out and explaining a fundamental critique of economics one moreover that has been missed by most other current critics of the field. Making this case is an achievement. Hopefully, it will have a greater impact than its author probably expects. Journal of Cultural Economics Economics evolved by perfecting the taking of culture out of its reductionist and virtual world. But culture has recently been reintroduced, both as a sphere of application for an otherwise unchanging methodology and as a weak form of acknowledging that the economic alone is inadequate as the basis even for explaining the economy. This volume is an essential critical starting point for understanding the changing relationship between economics and culture and in offering a more satisfactory and stable union between the two. Ben Fine, University of London, UK Economics, Culture and Social Theory examines how culture has been neglected in economic theorising and considers how economics could benefit by incorporating ideas from social and cultural theory. Orthodox economics has prompted a long line of cultural criticism that goes back to the origins of economic theory and extends to recent debates surrounding postmodernism. William A. Jackson discusses the cultural critique of economics, identifies the main arguments, and assesses their implications. Among the topics covered are relativism and realism, idealism and materialism, agency and structure, hermeneutics, semiotics, and cultural evolution. Drawing from varied literatures, notably social and cultural theory, the book stresses the importance of culture for economic behaviour and looks at the prospects for a renewed and culturally informed economics. The book will be invaluable to heterodox economists and to anyone interested in the links between culture and the economy. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, arguing against the isolation of economics, and will therefore hold wide appeal for social scientists working in related fields, as well as for economists specialising in cultural economics and economic methodology.

Education, Cultures, and Economics

Education, Cultures, and Economics

Author: Angela W. Little

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135651770

Category: Education

Page: 369

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This edited volume reviews the conflict between economic prescriptions for improved education in the developing world and local cultures. Among the issues reviewed are: conceptions of culture and economics in development and education literature, economic considerations of school systems to promote cultural goals, the differentiation of schools from other sites of cultural reproduction, learning experiences of various cultural groups, and the cross-cultural work of development agencies.

Measuring the Value of Culture

Measuring the Value of Culture

Author: Jeanette D. Snowball

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642093779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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This book documents the use of methods that put a value on cultural goods, including theater, cultural events, museums, archeological sites, and libraries. The author sets forth the advantages and disadvantages of each method using case studies to illustrate how they work. Moreover, the theoretical background of the methods and the kind of information they can provide are discussed. Both market and non-market valuation techniques are covered.