Central Problem of Economics (The): Economics Redefined

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Overview

  • Author :Amitava Mukherjee
  • Year of Publication :1991
  • ISBN: :9788170223474
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 143
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics

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About the Book :

Economics has traditionally been concerned with the "Wealth of Nations". Till the emergence in the nineteen thirties of Lionel Robins of the Economic Scene. Following Robins, Economics has been accepted as a study of matching scarce resources amongst alternative uses. Several modifications have been attempted but the character of scarcity dominating economic through continues unabated. This book inpunges the scarcity element of economics as the dominant theme and puts forth the cast of economics being a study of the problem of managing surplus. The central problem of Economics is seen as the problem of co-ordinationg men. Material and technology into the tool process.


About Author :

Amitava Mukherjee specializes in participatory methods, micro-level planning, monitoring and evaluation. He held the Chair in Economics and Planning at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie; he was Head, UN Centre for Agricultural Engineering and Machinery, Beijing; Head, UN Centre for Poverty Alleviation through Alternative Crops, Bogor, Indonesia and Senior Expert, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok. He written extensively on micro-level planning, poverty alleviation and food security comprising over 40 books and numerous papers, and has lectured across the continents.
He can be reached at  <amitavamukherjee.org>