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- DescriptionClarence Edwin Ayres was the leading American institutionalist ecomist in the post-World War II era. His invative theories concerning the causes and significance of techlogical change provided the philosophical framework for that school of ecomics called institutionalism. In his recognition that the critical ecomic issues of the future would be the realization of the full ecomic potential of industrial society and the development of the third world, he was at least twenty years ahead of his time. In addition, Ayres's influence as an ecomics teacher at the University of Texas at Austin went well beyond the discipline of ecomics to students of anthropology, psychology, philosophy, education, and even music and art. This book constitutes the first major appraisal of the work and influence of C. E. Ayres. The essays are written from a transatlantic as well as a national viewpoint and do t evince anyone ideological bias. As John Kenneth Galbraith says in his Foreword, the essays are t meant as a monument to Ayres; instead, they critique what he thought and did, showing his range of interests, his diligence, his originality of mind and method. Contributions to the volume are Clarence Edwin Ayres: An Intellectual's Portrait by editors William Breit and William Patton Culbertson, Jr.; Clarence Ayres's Place in the History of American Ecomics: An Interim Assessment by A. W. Coats; C. E. Ayres on the Industrial Revolution by R. M. Hartwell; Clarence Ayres and the Roots of Ecomic Progress by S. Herbert Frankel; Techlogy and the Price System by W. W. Rostow; Limits to Growth: Biospheric or Institutional? by Joseph J. Spengler; Science's Feet of Clay by Gordon Tullock; Ayres's Views on Moral Relativism by Alfred F. Chalk; Methods and Morals in Ecomics: The Ayres-Knight Discussion by James M. Buchanan; Clarence Ayres's Ecomics and Sociology by Talcott Parsons; and Clarence E. Ayres as a University Teacher by Marion J. Levy, Jr.
- Author BiographyWilliam Breit (1933-2011) was Professor of Economics at Trinity University. William Patton Culbertson was Professor of Economics at Louisiana State University.
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/06/1976
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byWilliam Breit,William Patton Culbertson
- Foreword byJohn Kenneth Galbraith
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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