Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 598
Weight: 937 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 31 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
`Tool and Bush are among contemporary leaders of, and continuing contributors to institutional economics. They have stimulated and supported institutionalist research and policy-making of scholars and policy analysts over several decades.'
Philip O'Hara, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
"From the preface to the last page of the last essay, this book is an unqualified success. It demonstrates beyond any doubt that institutional economics is a policy science that is highly energized by a host of bright minds at work developing analyses that are highly relevant in the twenty-first century. All of the essays are crisply articulate and precisely target the critical aspects of the problems and policies. In the preface, Tool and Bush state that the analyses and policy positions taken by the contributors challenge the orthodox or neoclassical economics doctrine of "free markets" and that the essays "are
provocative, candid, and timely." Because that is fully borne out by the essays in a highly consistent manner, the book will serve as an excellent text for courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels that deal with current socio-economic issues and policy analyses." Journal of Economic Issues, September 2004, pp. 855-857.
Charles G. Leathers, University of Alabama