International Organizations and the Analysis of Economic Policy, 1919-1950

by Anthony M. Endres, Grant A. Fleming

Part of the Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics Series

International Organizations and the Analysis of Economic Policy, 1919-1950 Synopsis

This 2002 book expands our understanding of the distinctive policy analysis produced between 1919 and 1950 by economists and other social scientists for four major international organizations: the League of Nations, the International Labor Organization, the Bank for International Settlements, and the United Nations. These practitioners included some of the twentieth century's eminent economists, including Cassel, Haberler, Kalecki, Meade, Morgenstern, Nurkse, Ohlin, Tinbergen, and Viner. Irving Fisher and John Maynard Keynes also influenced the work of these organizations. Topics covered include: the relationship between economics and policy analysis in international organizations; business cycle research; the role and conduct of monetary policy; public investment; trade policy; social and labor economics; international finance; the coordination problem in international macroeconomic policy; full employment economics; and the rich-country-poor-country debate. Normative agendas underlying international political economy are made explicit, and lessons are distilled for today's debates on international economic integration.

International Organizations and the Analysis of Economic Policy, 1919-1950 Press Reviews

'... an achievement that must have extracted an enormous amount of effort from the authors ... this is a very valuable and useful book.' History of Economic Ideas

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521792677
Publication date: 24th June 2002
Author: Anthony M. Endres, Grant A. Fleming
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 306 pages
Categories: Economic theory & philosophy, Political economy, Political science & theory,

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