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The Resource The value of applied economics : the life and work of Arthur (A.J.) Brown, Kenneth Button

The value of applied economics : the life and work of Arthur (A.J.) Brown, Kenneth Button

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The value of applied economics : the life and work of Arthur (A.J.) Brown
Title
The value of applied economics
Title remainder
the life and work of Arthur (A.J.) Brown
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Kenneth Button
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eng
Summary
This biography of the English applied economist, Arthur (A.J.) Brown, sets his work from the 1930s to the 1980s in the context of the Great Depression, the emergence of Oxford University as a centre of applied economic research, the contraction of British colonialism in Africa, the enlarging of the UK university system, the post-war arms race, the UK joining the Common Market, and significant changes in the industrial structure of Britain. Brown’s approach epitomized the role the applied economist. His career included pioneering analysis in Keynesian economics, serving on official bodies concerned with decolonisation, and membership in the UN’s group to examine the economic implications of disarmament, the UK’s Hunt Committee, and the EEC’s MacDougall Commission. He was also heavily involved in building the Economics Department at Leeds University and serving on the University Grants Committee. Through Brown’s experiences, we are granted a unique perspective on applied economics research at Oxford University in 1930s as well as reviews of early debates over the Phillips Curve, the role of economics in British decolonisation policy, and the importance of UK regional policy in the 1970s. Arthur Brown’s appreciation of both the technical side of economics and the need for practical, real-world advice for decision-makers makes this a important resource for academics interested in the history of economic ideas, inflation, liquidity preference, Keynesian economics, regional policy, decolonisation, and university finances, as well as economists working in government and industry.--
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individual biography
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YDX
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1948-
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Button, Kenneth
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Brown, A. J.
  • Economists
  • Economics
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The value of applied economics : the life and work of Arthur (A.J.) Brown, Kenneth Button
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-226) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn993653117
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 237 pages
Isbn
9781786433657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993653117
Label
The value of applied economics : the life and work of Arthur (A.J.) Brown, Kenneth Button
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn993653117
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 237 pages
Isbn
9781786433657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993653117

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