Capitalism Reassessed

Capitalism Reassessed

by Frederic L. Pryor

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Overview

Provides a view of the different types of capitalist economic systems based on an empirical analysis of twenty-one OECD nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107616356
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Frederic L. Pryor received his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. Although his primary base for more than 35 years has been Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, he has also taught or carried out research at the University of Michigan, the University of California, the University of Indiana, Yale University, and several universities in Switzerland and France. His academic writings include 13 books in the field of economic systems and more than 120 articles in professional journals. As a consultant, Professor Pryor has held a variety of positions for the World Bank, the State of Pennsylvania, the Danish government, several departments of the US government, the Soros International Economic Advisory Group, the Hoover Institution, the Brookings Institution, and the Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin. At present he is a Senior Research Scholar at Swarthmore College. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. What is capitalism?; 3. Origins of capitalism; 4. Varieties of capitalism in industrialized nations; 5. Cultural influences on the economic system; 6. Do some capitalist economic systems perform better than others?; 7. Happiness and capitalist economic systems; 8. How capitalism will change.

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