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Thermoeconomics - A Thermodynamic Approach to Economics (Third edition)


  • John Bryant


This third edition of the book stems from work by the author published in Energy Economics, the International Journal of Exergy and follow-up working papers. Topics covered include the gas laws, the distribution of income, first and second laws of thermodynamics, economic processes, elasticity, entropy and utility, production processes, reaction kinetics, empirical monetary analysis of UK and USA economies, interest rates, bonds, yield curves, yield spread, unemployment, entropy maximisation and the cycle, empirical analysis of world energy resources and climate change as factors affecting economic output, and lastly a discussion of sustainability

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  • John Bryant, 2012. "Thermoeconomics - A Thermodynamic Approach to Economics (Third edition)," Books, Economic Consultancy, Vocat International, edition 0, number tebp2012, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:voc:vibook:tebp2012

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    1. Bojan Dimitrijević & Ivan Lovre, 2015. "The Role of Temperature in Economic Exchange - An Empirical Analysis," Journal of Central Banking Theory and Practice, Central bank of Montenegro, vol. 4(3), pages 65-89.
    2. Mario W. Cardullo & Manhong Mannie Liu, 2017. "Global Thermoeconomics," Journal of Banking and Financial Economics, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, vol. 1(7), pages 70-89, May.

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    Thermodynamics; economics; money; value; utility; Le Chatelier; equilibrium; entropy; production; interest rates; yield; energy; exergy; peak oil; gas; coal; climate change;
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    JEL classification:

    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics
    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development


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