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Economics for the common good, Jean Tirole; translated by Steven Rendall

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Economics for the common good, Jean Tirole; translated by Steven Rendall
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Main title
Economics for the common good
Oclc number
958799683
Responsibility statement
Jean Tirole; translated by Steven Rendall
Summary
From Nobel Prize-winning economist Jean Tirole, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a "dismal science," is a positive force for the common good. Economists are rewarded for writing technical papers in scholarly journals, not joining in public debates. But Tirole says we urgently need economists to engage with the many challenges facing society, helping to identify our key objectives and the tools needed to meet them. To show how economics can help us realize the common good, Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, the post-2008 global financial order, the Euro crisis, the digital revolution, innovation, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation. Providing a rich account of how economics can benefit everyone, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society
Table Of Contents
Introduction: whatever happened to the common good? -- Economics and society -- The economist's profession -- An institutional framework for the economy -- The great macroeconomic challenges -- The industrial challenge
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