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GDAE Books on Economic Theory

GDAE's books on economic theory include publications on macroeconomics, environmental sustainability, and feminist theory, among other topics.

Articles on Economic Theory

The power of stereotyping and confirmation bias to overwhelm accurate assessment: the case of economics, gender, and risk aversion, Julie A. Nelson, Journal of Economic Methodology Volume 21, Issue 3, 2014

The Human Element in the New Economics: A 60-year Refresh for Economic Thinking and Teaching, Neva Goodwin, Real-World Economics Review, no. 68, August 2014

Labor's Declining Share and Future Quality of Life, by Neva R. Goodwin. Paper for the symposium Perspectives on Limits to Growth: Challenges to Building a Sustainable Planet, presented by the Club of Rome and The Smithsonian Institution Grand Challenges Consortia, March 2012

"From Outer Circle to Center Stage: The Maturation of Heterodox Economics" by Neva Goodwin, in Future Directions for Heterodox Economics, edited by John T. Harvey and Robert F. Garnett, Jr. (2007). This comprehensive survey of the current state—and future direction—of heterodox economic thought is available from University of Michigan Press at:

"Relevance of ‘Policy Space’ for Development: Implications for Multilateral Trade Negotiations," by Nagesh Kumar and Kevin P. Gallagher, RIS Discussion Paper #120, March 2007.

"Morality, Cost-Benefit, and the Price of Life", by Frank Ackerman, The Environmental Law Institute, 2004. Reprinted by Permission from The Environmental Forum, September/October, 2004.

"The Outer Bounds of the Possible: Economic Theory, Precaution, and Dioxin", by Frank Ackerman. In this paper, given at the Dioxin 2003 conference, Frank Ackerman explores the economic rationale for the precautionary principle, and sketches the application of the theory to policy toward dioxin.

Pricing the Priceless: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Regulation, by Frank Ackerman and Lisa Heinzerling, published by the Environmental Law and Policy Institute of the Georgetown University Law Center, 2002.

GDAE Working Papers on Economic Theory

15-02 "Economics and the Near-Death Experience of Democratic Governance" June Sekera, GDAE Working Paper 15-02, May 2015

14-01 "Prices and Work in The New Economy" April 2014. Neva Goodwin (Opinión Sur has published this paper in multiple parts in Spanish (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8) and Portuguese (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8) (Also Available in French)

13-03 "Population, Resources, and Energy in the Global Economy: A Vindication of Herman Daly’s Vision" February 2013. Jonathan M. Harris (Also available in French)

13-02 "Green Keynesianism: Beyond Standard Growth Paradigms" February 2013. Jonathan M. Harris (Also available in French and Chinese)

12-07 "Poisoning the Well, or How Economic Theory Damages Moral Imagination" October 2012. Julie A. Nelson (Also available in French)

12-06 "A Financial Crisis Manual: Causes, Consequences, and Lessons of the Financial Crisis," December 2012. Ben Beachy

12-05 "Are Women Really More Risk-Averse than Men?" September 2012. Julie A. Nelson

12-04 "Is Dismissing the Precautionary Principle the Manly Thing to Do? Gender and the Economics of Climate Change," September 2012. Julie A. Nelson

11-03 "Would Women Leaders Have Prevented the Global Financial Crisis? Implications for Teaching about Gender and Economics," October 2011. Julie A. Nelson

10-07 “Progressive and Regressive Taxation in the United States: Who's Really Paying (and Not Paying) Their Fair Share,” December 2010. Brian Roach.

10-06 “Does Profit-Seeking Rule Out Love? Evidence (or Not) from Economics and Law,” September 2010. Julie A. Nelson.

10-05 “The Macroeconomics of Development without Throughput Growth,” September 2010. Jonathan M. Harris.

10-03 “The Relational Economy: A Buddhist and Feminist Analysis,” May 2010. Julie A. Nelson.

10-02 “Care Ethics and Markets: A View from Feminist Economics,” May 2010. Julie A. Nelson.

09-07 "Getting Past 'Rational Man/Emotional Woman': How Far Have Research Programs in Happiness and Interpersonal Relations Progressed?" June 2009. Julie A. Nelson.

09-06 "Between a Rock and a Soft Place: Ecological and Feminist Economics in Policy Debates," June 2009. Julie A. Nelson.

09-04 “Sociology, Economics, and Gender: Can Knowledge of the Past Contribute to a Better Future?” April 2009, Julie A. Nelson.

09-03 “Economic Writing on the Pressing Problems of the Day: The Roles of Moral Intuition and Methodological Confusion,” April 2009, Julie A. Nelson.

08-03 "Policies for Funding a Response to Climate Change,” July 2008. Brian Roach.

08-02 “Ecological Macroeconomics: Consumption, Investment, and Climate Change,” July 2008. Jonathan Harris.

08-01 "An Overview of Climate Change: What does it mean for our way of life? What is the best future we can hope for?" March 2008. Neva Goodwin.

07-03 "Economists, Value Judgments, and Climate Change: A View From Feminist Economics," October 2007. Julie A. Nelson.

06-04 "Ethics and International Debt: A View from Feminist Economics," August, 2006. Julie A. Nelson.

04-03 "Is Economics a Natural Science?" March 2004. Julie A. Nelson.

04-01 "Beyond Small-Is-Beautiful: A Buddhist and Feminist Analysis of Ethics and Business" January 2004. Julie A. Nelson.

03-11 "Clocks, Creation, and Clarity: Insights on Ethics and Economics from a Feminist Perspective" October 2003. Julie A. Nelson.

03-07 "Five Kinds of Capital: Useful Concepts for Sustainable Development"September 2003. Neva R. Goodwin.

03-03 "Reconciling Growth and Environment" March 2003. Jonathan M. Harris and Neva R. Goodwin

03-02 "Macroeconomics for the Twenty-First Century" March 2003. Neva R. Goodwin.

01-09 "Macroeconomic Policy and Sustainability" Jonathan M. Harris, July 2001.

01-01 "Civil Economy and Civilized Economics: Essentials for Sustainable Development." Neva Goodwin, January 2001.

00-04"Basic Principles of Sustainable Development." Jonathan M. Harris, June 2000.

00-01 "Still Dead After All These Years: Interpreting the Failure of General Equilibrium Theory." Frank Ackerman, November 1999.

Seven Chapters from Neva R. Goodwin, Social Economics: An Alternative Theory (St. Martin's Press, 1991)

Chapter 4: "Individuals and Institutions in Social Economics"

Chapter 6: "The Stumbling-blocks of Economics: Complexity, Time and Change"

Chapter 7: "Some Sociological Explanations for the Present Condition of Neoclassical Economics"

Chapter 8: "The Peculiar Place of Meaning in the Social Sciences"

Chapter 9: "Assumptions, Success and Responsibility: Examples of the Uses of Judgment"

Chapter 10: "The Micro Foundations for Textual Analysis"

Chapter 11: "Stories that Blow up: How to Anticipate When the Realisticness of Assumptions Will Matter"


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