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The Resource The Nobel factor : the prize in economics, social democracy, and the market turn, Avner Offer, Gabriel Söderberg

The Nobel factor : the prize in economics, social democracy, and the market turn, Avner Offer, Gabriel Söderberg

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The Nobel factor : the prize in economics, social democracy, and the market turn
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The Nobel factor
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the prize in economics, social democracy, and the market turn
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Avner Offer, Gabriel Söderberg
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eng
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Economic theory may be speculative, but its impact is powerful and real. Since the 1970s, it has been closely associated with a sweeping change around the world—the “market turn.” This is what Avner Offer and Gabriel Söderberg call the rise of market liberalism, a movement that, seeking to replace social democracy, holds up buying and selling as the norm for human relations and society. Our confidence in markets comes from economics, and our confidence in economics is underpinned by the Nobel Prize in Economics, which was first awarded in 1969. Was it a coincidence that the market turn and the prize began at the same time? The Nobel Factor, the first book to describe the origins and power of the most important prize in economics, explores this and related questions by examining the history of the prize, the history of economics since the prize began, and the simultaneous struggle between market liberals and social democrats in Sweden, Europe, and the United States. The Nobel Factor tells how the prize, created by the Swedish central bank, emerged from a conflict between central bank orthodoxy and social democracy. The aim was to use the halo of the Nobel brand to enhance central bank authority and the prestige of market-friendly economics, in order to influence the future of Sweden and the rest of the developed world. And this strategy has worked, with sometimes disastrous results for societies striving to cope with the requirements of economic theory and deregulated markets. --
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  • Economic history
  • Socialism
  • Economic policy
  • Nobel Prizes
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The Nobel factor : the prize in economics, social democracy, and the market turn, Avner Offer, Gabriel Söderberg
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Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Imaginary machines -- 2. A prize in 'economic sciences' -- 3. Bitter roots: finance and social democracy between the wars -- 4. The Riksbank endows a nobel prize -- 5. Does economics have a political bias? -- 6. Individual reputations (with Samuel Bjork) -- 7. Nobel economics and social democracy -- 8. Models into policy : Assar Lindbeck and swedish social democracy -- 9. Swedosclerosis or pseudosclerosis? Sweden in the 1980s -- 10. The real crisis: not work incentives but runaway credit -- 11. Beyond Scandinavia : Washington consensus to market corruption -- Conclusion : like physics or like literature?
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ocn944469286
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25 cm
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xvii, 323 pages
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9780691166032
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2016003438
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)944469286
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The Nobel factor : the prize in economics, social democracy, and the market turn, Avner Offer, Gabriel Söderberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Imaginary machines -- 2. A prize in 'economic sciences' -- 3. Bitter roots: finance and social democracy between the wars -- 4. The Riksbank endows a nobel prize -- 5. Does economics have a political bias? -- 6. Individual reputations (with Samuel Bjork) -- 7. Nobel economics and social democracy -- 8. Models into policy : Assar Lindbeck and swedish social democracy -- 9. Swedosclerosis or pseudosclerosis? Sweden in the 1980s -- 10. The real crisis: not work incentives but runaway credit -- 11. Beyond Scandinavia : Washington consensus to market corruption -- Conclusion : like physics or like literature?
Control code
ocn944469286
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780691166032
Lccn
2016003438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944469286

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