Saturday, April 14, 2012

New Acquisitions

From the public library spring book sale:

1. Learning from "Learning by Doing": Lessons for Economic Growth, a short one by Robert Solow. Arrow's "learning by doing" plays an important role in endogenous growth theory, and I hope to do one of my dissertations essays on endogenous growth theory, so this seeemed nice to have. I'm interested in some modifications of the production of knowledge in those models, particularly the role of labor in that knowledge-production sector (basically some thinking about the macroeconomics of the S&E labor market).

2. Human Exploitation by Norman Thomas. It's a first edition of the 1934 book by the socialist candidate for president. One more to add to my bookshelf of the history of American economic thought.

3. A History of the Federal Reserve, vol. 1: 1913-1951, by Allan Meltzer. Been meaning to pick this one up for a while. Didn't see volume two (and is three out yet?) at the sale, but 1913-1951 should be a pretty exciting span for now!

1 comment:

  1. I have a question regarding growth theory and your dissertation. Will you cite Joseph A. Schumpeter as one of the precursors to endogenous growth theory? You could make that argument.

    Regarding Allan Meltzer's History of the Federal Reserve, the second volume is divided into two parts. The third volume has yet to come out.


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