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The Elgar Companion to Social Economics


  • John B. Davis
  • Wilfred Dolfsma


As this comprehensive Companion demonstrates, social economics is a dynamic and growing field that emphasizes the key role that values play in the economy and in economic life. Social economics treats the economy and economics as being embedded in the larger web of social and ethical relationships. It also regards economics and ethics as essentially connected, and adds values such as justice, fairness, dignity, well-being, freedom and equality to the standard emphasis on efficiency. The Elgar Companion to Social Economics brings together the leading contributors in the field to elucidate a wide range of recent developments across different subject areas and topics. In so doing the contributors also map the likely trends and directions of future research. This Companion will undoubtedly become a leading reference source and guide to social economics for many years to come.

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  • John B. Davis & Wilfred Dolfsma (ed.), 2008. "The Elgar Companion to Social Economics," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 3765, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:3765

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    1. Betsy Jane Clary, 2011. "Institutional Usury and the Banks," Review of Social Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 69(4), pages 419-438, December.
    2. van Bavel, Bas, 2016. "The Invisible Hand?: How Market Economies have Emerged and Declined Since AD 500," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199608133.
    3. Juan José García del Hoyo & Celeste Jiménez de Madariaga, 2015. "Teorías del valor: coincidencias y divergencias en la economía y la antropología social," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 17(33), pages 109-131, July-Dece.
    4. Simon Niklas Hellmich, 2017. "What is Socioeconomics? An Overview of Theories, Methods, and Themes in the Field," Forum for Social Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(1), pages 3-25, January.
    5. Martha A. Starr, 2010. "Increasing the Impact of Heterodox Work: Insights from RoSE," American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 69(5), pages 1453-1474, November.
    6. Zohreh Emami, 2012. "Social Economics and Evolutionary Learning," Review of Social Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 70(4), pages 401-420, December.

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    • H0 - Public Economics - - General


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