Economics as Applied Ethics

Fact and Value in Economic Policy

Authors: Beckerman, Wilfred

  • Treats Economics as an applied science
  • Breaks down, clearly, an analysis of economic policy issues to what are matters of fact and matters of values
  • Highlights the main value judgements in the analysis of what policies contribute to society's economic welfare
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This important textbook has been revised and updated to continue its focus on the link between ethics and economic policy analysis, whilst ensuring that perspectives addressing the moral limits of the market, latest behavioural economics literature, and the changes in inequality over the years are included. Basic philosophical concepts are systematically described, followed by conventional welfare economic theory and policy, and applications to some topical economic problems such as income distribution and sustainable development.  

About the authors

Wilfred Beckerman is an Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford University, England, and is now an Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at University College London.  He has been a Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution; the Economic Advisor to the President of the British Board of Trade; and Head of Division at the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development. He has also been a Visiting Professor at universities in France and the U.S.A., and a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations, and the International Labour Organization. His books include An Introduction to National Income Analysis; In Defence of Economic Growth; Measures of Leisure, Equality and Welfare; Poverty and the Impact of Income Maintenance Programs; Growth, the Environment and the Distribution of Incomes; Poverty and Social Security in Britain since 1961 [with Stephen Clark];  and Justice, Posterity, and the Environment [with Joanna Pasek]. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics as Applied Ethics
Book Subtitle
Fact and Value in Economic Policy
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50319-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50319-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-50318-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 297
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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