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An Introduction to Economics

Economic Theory and Society

Authors: Ghosh, Chandana, Ghosh, Ambar Nath

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  • Compares the vision of neoclassical economics of capitalism to that of Marxian economics
  • Assesses neoclassical economics and Marxian economics in the light of the recent experiences of capitalist and socialist countries
  • Introduces the readers to both neoclassical economics and Marxian economics
  • Explains why neoclassical economics may be regarded as economics that seeks to further the interest of the rich
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The book compares neoclassical and Marxian economics and points out that both the schools of thought seek to analyze how a capitalist society functions. The authors show that the neoclassical economics vindicates capitalism and prescribes policies that further the interest of the rich (giant capitalists), who own most of the non-human productive resources of the economy, whereas Marxian analysis yields the result that a capitalist society is exploitative and crisis-prone. Marxian economics also suggests that the class struggle inherent in a capitalist society will eventually transform it into an equal, just and humane socialist society

The book also presents Keynesian theory, which suggests measures that can counter at least some of the crises that Marx said a capitalist country is subject to. It discusses the current state of the capitalist world, the recent crises it was subject to and assesses the three theories in the light of these experiences. It recounts the current states of two important socialist states, namely, China and Cuba. It discusses the economic performance of Soviet Union since its birth and explains the reasons for its disintegration. It compares economic performances of the capitalist and the socialist states and assesses in the light of the experiences of these two blocs of countries which school of thought is more acceptable and closer to the truth.

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Chandana Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Economic Research Unit, Indian statistical Institute, Kolkata,
India. Dr. Ghosh has written three books (co-authored with Ambar Nath Ghosh), titled, ‘Economics of the Public Sector’ (2008), ‘Public Finance’ (2nd Edition), ‘Macroeconomics’ (2011) and ‘Indian Economy: A Macro-Theoretic Analysis’ (2016).

Ambar Nath Ghosh, Professor, Economics Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. Professor Ghosh has written three books (co-authored with Chandana Ghosh), titled, ‘Economics of the Public Sector’ (2008), ‘Public Finance’ (2nd Edition), ‘Macroeconomics’ (2011) and ‘Indian Economy: A Macro-Theoretic Analysis’ (2016). He has also co-edited, along with Asim Karmakar, a book titled ‘Analytical Issues in Trade, Development and Finance’ (2014) published by Springer.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Economics
Book Subtitle
Economic Theory and Society
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1056-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1056-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1055-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 191
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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