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Jurgen Georg Backhaus

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  • Political Economy, Linguistics and Cultureby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer US 2007; US$ 174.98

    During the late 19th and throughout the 20th century, social sciences in general and economics in particular have undergone enormous progress. This has led to something of an embarrassment of riches. While certain topics have been fully researched to the point where the marginal benefit from further research is approaching zero, others have remained... more...

  • The Beginnings of Political Economyby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer US 2008; US$ 174.98

    These eleven essays on Johann Heinrich Gottlob von Justi's concepts of the modern economy reflect both his life and professional work. They focus on his ideas on economics and social sciences. The aspects of his biography that led to the development of his economic thought make for fascinating reading. more...

  • The State as Utopiaby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 174.98

    Based on papers from the 22nd Heilbronn Symposium in Economics and the Social Sciences, this book examines utopias in classical political economy, focusing on tension between the State and utopia and considering Schumpeter's Hypothesis of Creative Destruction. more...

  • Physiocracy, Antiphysiocracy and Pfeifferby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 151.64

    Written by economists, philosophers and social historians, this book examines the impact of the Physiocrats and Antiphysiocrats of 18th century France. It reviews studies previously discussed only in German, and is the first analysis of Pfeiffer in a century. more...

  • Handbook of the History of Economic Thoughtby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 209.97

    This reader in the history of economic thought challenges the assumption that today’s prevailing economic theories are always the most appropriate ones. As Leland Yeager has pointed out, unlike the scientists of the natural sciences, economists provide their ideas largely to politicians and political appointees who have rather different incentives... more...

  • The Beginnings of Scholarly Economic Journalismby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 139.98

    This book examines two early German journals in economics, Der Österreichische Volkswirt (The Austrian Economist) and Der Deutsche Volkswirt (The German Economist), which offered a kaleidoscope of many different ideas and concepts, from philosophy to politics. more...

  • Two Centuries of Local Autonomyby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 116.65

    This book examines a host of issues surrounding local government and autonomy. Outlining the last 200 years of city government development provides important insights that could benefit contemporary federations that suffer from a ‘democratic deficit’. more...

  • The Liberation of the Serfsby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 116.65

    The Liberation of the Serfs argues that slave labor can never be efficient and will therefore disappear by itself (though the process may take many years). The contributions herein address the economics of unfree labor in places like Prussia, Westphalia, Austria, Argentina and the British Empire.  more...

  • Great Nations at Perilby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 101.48

    This book was prompted by the current, lingering financial crisis, which has its basis in the disorderly financial practices of the United States. These practices have resulted in an accumulated debt which now requires the United States to run financial policies at artificially low interest rates. In principle, these low interest rates should flood... more...

  • The University According to Humboldtby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 50.15

    This book discusses the philosophy and educational reforms initiated by Wilhelm von Humboldt as well as their legacy in the modern university system. It begins with a discussion of the history of the university from antiquity and the Middle Ages through the era of Humboldt’s reforms and its remnants in and implications for the present day. The authors... more...