Culture, Growth and Economic Policy

Authors: Petrakis, Panagiotis E.

  • Shows how culture shapes the economy
  • Analyses the mutual interdependency between culture and economic development
  • Describes the development of cultural dimensions and stereotypes
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-41440-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-41439-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51312-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

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.

About the authors

P.E. Petrakis is professor of economics at the University of Athens, Department of Economics. His main fields of interest are economic growth, entrepreneurship and economic policy.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Petrakis, Panagiotis E.

    Pages 1-5

  • Human Needs and Cultural Background

    Petrakis, Panagiotis E.

    Pages 9-18

  • The Construction of Cultural Background

    Petrakis, Panagiotis E.

    Pages 19-28

  • Culture in Economic Thinking

    Petrakis, Panagiotis E.

    Pages 29-49

  • Cultural Background and Economic System

    Petrakis, Panagiotis E.

    Pages 51-69

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-41440-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-41439-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51312-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Culture, Growth and Economic Policy
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41440-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41440-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41439-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51312-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 238
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations
Topics