Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics

Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics (Hardback)

£24.00
Usually despatched within 2 weeks.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK.
More on delivery...

Synopsis

We take for granted today that the assessments, measurements, and forecasts of economists are crucial to the decision-making of governments and businesses alike. But less than a century ago that wasn't the case - economists simply didn't have the necessary information or statistical tools to understand the ever more complicated modern economy. With "Political Arithmetic", Nobel Prize - winning economist Robert William Fogel and his collaborators tell the story of economist Simon Kuznets, the founding of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the creation of the concept of GNP, which for the first time enabled us to measure the performance of entire economies.

The book weaves together the many strands of political and economic thought and historical pressures that together created the demand for more detailed economic thinking - Progressive-era hopes for activist government, the production demands of World War I, Herbert Hoover's interest in business cycles as President Harding's commerce secretary, and the catastrophic economic failures of the Great Depression - and shows how, through trial and error, measurements, and analysis, economists such as Kuznets rose to the occasion and in the process built a discipline whose knowledge could be put to practical use in everyday decision-making. The product of a lifetime of studying the workings of economies and skillfully employing the tools of economics, "Political Arithmetic" is simultaneously a history of a key period of economic thought and a testament to the power of applied ideas.

Winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economics, Robert William Fogel is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions in the Booth School of Business, director of the Center for Population Economics, and a member of the Department of Economics and of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Enid M. Fogel (1923-2007) was associate dean of students at the Booth School of Business. Mark Guglielmo is assistant professor of economics at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Nathaniel Grotte is associate director of the Center for Population Economics.

More books by Robert William Fogel

More books by Enid M. Fogel

More books by Mark Guglielmo

More books by Nathaniel Grotte

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Principles of Political Economy:...
(Paperback)
J. R. McCulloch
 
 
£33.00
 
The Literature of Political Economy: ...
(Paperback)
J. R. McCulloch
 
 
£26.99
 
Global Inequality: A New Approach for...
(Paperback)
Branko Milanovic
 
 
£13.95
 
The Value of Everything: Making and...
(Hardback)
Mariana Mazzucato
 
 
£20.00
 
Latest Blog
Read an extract from Olivia Sudjic's Sympathy
26/04/2018

Olivia Sudjic's debut novel Sympathy has been called the first great Instagram novel. Read an extract from this story of obsession and identity.

#FoylesFive: Portugese Foyles Five
25/04/2018

With the anniversary of the Carnation Revolution upon us, Gary from our Fiction department shares a few tips for getting to know Portugal better...

Max Porter on the Portobello Prize
24/04/2018

What makes great non-fiction? And how do you tell a true story? To celebrate the inaugural Portobello Prize for Narrative Non-Fiction, on 1st May 2018 we're hosting an evening with Portobello Books — a panel discussion on the nature of non-fiction writing in today's literary landscape, followed by the announcement of the first ever winner of the Prize.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd