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  • Hardcover
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $62.51
  • June 1985
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-95312-1
  • 618 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

Political Economy

An Introductory Text


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Edmund S. Phelps (Author)


Political Economy is an introduction to economics for the university student and general reader.

The focus, in common with other such texts, is on political economy. Economics arose in response to questions of political interest about national economy; and though economics has since found other applications as well, its vitality and development continue to stem from this central concern. The causes and effects of the way society organizes and regulates its economy-and the resulting debates over instability, inequality, joblessness, inflation, organizational incentives, and the rest-are main stuff of economics from here to China.