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Jurgen Georg Backhaus

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  • Political Economy, Linguistics and Cultureby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer US 2007; US$ 199.00

    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 State as Utopiaby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 169.00

    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$ 169.00

    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$ 239.00

    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$ 139.00

    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...

  • Great Nations at Perilby Jürgen Georg Backhaus

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    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$ 54.99

    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...

  • Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)by Jürgen Georg Backhaus; Wolfgang Drechsler

    Springer US 2006; US$ 199.00

    Nietzsche ? Economy and Society: The Closed and the Open Questions a b Jürgen G. Backhaus and Wolfgang Drechsler a University of Erfurt, Germany b Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia Nietzsche?s impact and in?uence anywhere in and on our civilization was and is immense. This has by now been widely recognized in almost all areas, even in the ?hard... more...

  • From Walras to Paretoby Jürgen Georg Backhaus; Hans J. A. Maks

    Springer US 2006; US$ 199.00

    One may have various reasons for compiling a volume of papers devoted to and inspired by Walras and Pareto. Pareto succeeded Walras in 1893 on the chair of Political Economy at the University of Lausanne. The relation between the two was not always without tensions, although Pareto, on the occasion of his 25 years jubilee celebration, at least in... more...

  • Handbook of Public Financeby Jürgen Georg Backhaus; Richard E. Wagner

    Springer US 2006; US$ 99.00

    The Handbook of Public Finance provides a definitive source, reference, and text for the field of public finance. In 18 chapters it surveys the state of the art - the tradition and breadth of the field but also its current status and recent developments. The Handbook's intellectual foundation and orientation is truly multidisciplinary. Throughout... more...