Economics as Applied Ethics

Economics as Applied Ethics
Author: Wilfred Beckerman
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2017-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 3319503189

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This important textbook has been revised and updated to continue its focus on the link between ethics and economic policy analysis, whilst ensuring that perspectives addressing the moral limits of the market, latest behavioural economics literature, and the changes in inequality over the years are included. Basic philosophical concepts are systematically described, followed by conventional welfare economic theory and policy, and applications to some topical economic problems such as income distribution and sustainable development.

Economics as Applied Ethics

Economics as Applied Ethics
Author: Wilfred Beckerman
Publsiher: Palgrave
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-12-09
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 023027837X

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The focus of this textbook is on the link between ethics and economic policy analysis. Basic philosophical concepts are systematically described, followed by conventional welfare economic theory and policy, and applications to some topical economic problems such as income distribution and sustainable development.

Economics as Applied Ethics

Economics as Applied Ethics
Author: Wilfred Beckerman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2017-05-26
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9783319503196

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This important textbook has been revised and updated to continue its focus on the link between ethics and economic policy analysis, whilst ensuring that perspectives addressing the moral limits of the market, latest behavioural economics literature, and the changes in inequality over the years are included. Basic philosophical concepts are systematically described, followed by conventional welfare economic theory and policy, and applications to some topical economic problems such as income distribution and sustainable development.

Arguments for a Better World Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen

Arguments for a Better World  Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen
Author: Kaushik Basu,Ravi Kanbur
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2008-12-04
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0191553557

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Amartya Sen has made deep and lasting contributions to the academic disciplines of economics, philosophy, and the social sciences more broadly. He has engaged in policy dialogue and public debate, advancing the cause of a human development focused policy agenda, and a tolerant and democratic polity. This argumentative Indian has made the case for the poorest of the poor, and for plurality in cultural perspective. It is not surprising that he has won the highest awards, ranging from the Nobel Prize in Economics to the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor. This public recognition has gone hand in hand with the affection and admiration that Amartya's friends and students hold for him. This volume of essays, written in honor of his 75th birthday by his students and peers, covers the range of contributions that Sen has made to knowledge. They are written by some of the world's leading economists, philosophers and social scientists, and address topics such as ethics, welfare economics, poverty, gender, human development, society and politics. This first volume covers the topics of Ethics, Normative Economics and Welfare; Agency, Aggregation and Social Choice; Poverty, Capabilities and Measurement; and Identity, Collective Action and Public Economics. It is a fitting tribute to Sen's own contributions to the discourse on Ethics, Welfare and Measurement. Contributors include: Sabina Alkire, Paul Anand, Sudhir Anand, Kwame Anthony Appiah, A. B. Atkinson, Walter Bossert, Francois Bourguignon, John Broome, Satya R. Chakravarty, Rajat Deb, Bhaskar Dutta, James E. Foster, Wulf Gaertner, Indranil K. Ghosh, Peter Hammond, Christopher Handy, Christopher Harris, Satish K. Jain, Isaac Levi, Oliver Linton, S. R. Osmani, Prasanta K. Pattanaik, Edmund S. Phelps, Mozaffar Qizilbash, Martin Ravallion, Kevin Roberts, Ingrid Robeyns, Maurice Salles, Cristina Santos, T. M. Scanlon, Arjun Sengupta, Tae Kun Seo, Anthony Shorrocks , Ron Smith, Joseph E. Stiglitz, S. Subramanian, Kotaro Suzumura, Alain Trannoy, Guanghua Wan, John A. Weymark, and Yongsheng Xu.

Ethics and Economics

Ethics and Economics
Author: Johan Graafland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2021-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781000416619

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This textbook applies economic ethics to evaluate the free market system and enables students to examine the impact of free markets using the three main ethical approaches: utilitarianism, principle-based ethics and virtue ethics. Ethics and Economics systematically links empirical research to these ethical questions, with a focus on the core topics of happiness, inequality and virtues. Each chapter offers a recommended further reading list. The final chapter provides a practical method for applying the different ethical approaches to morally evaluate an economic policy proposal and an example of the methodology being applied to a real-life policy. This book will give students a clear theoretical and methodological toolkit for analyzing the ethics of market policies, making it a valuable resource for courses on economic ethics and economic philosophy.

The Ethics of the New Economy

The Ethics of the New Economy
Author: Leo Groarke
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1998-11-04
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780889203112

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Professionals from philosophy, ethics, and management, as well as those representing groups affected by restructuring, tackle ethical issues surrounding downsizing and restructuring. Contains sections on the case against restructuring, responsible and irresponsible restructuring, the methods and process of restructuring, pitfalls, and the restructuring economy. A final section offers case studies from Canada. Some material is from an October 1996 conference. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Morality of Economic Behaviour

The Morality of Economic Behaviour
Author: Vangelis Chiotis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2020-07-03
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781351168861

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The links between self-interest and morality have been examined in moral philosophy since Plato. Economics is a mostly value-free discipline, having lost its original ethical dimension as described by Adam Smith. Examining moral philosophy through the framework provided by economics offers new insights into both disciplines and the discussion on the origins and nature of morality. The Morality of Economic Behaviour: Economics as Ethics argues that moral behaviour does not need to be exogenously encouraged or enforced because morality is a side effect of interactions between self-interested agents. The argument relies on two important parameters: behaviour in a social environment and the effects of intertemporal choice on rational behaviour. Considering social structures and repeated interactions on rational maximisation allows an argument for the morality of economic behaviour. Amoral agents interacting within society can reach moral outcomes. Thus, economics becomes a synthesis of moral and rational choice theory bypassing the problems of ethics in economic behaviour whilst promoting moral behaviour and ethical outcomes. This approach sheds new light on practical issues such as economic policy, business ethics and social responsibility. This book is of interest primarily to students of politics, economics and philosophy but will also appeal to anyone who is interested in morality and ethics, and their relationship with self-interest.

Words Objects and Events in Economics

Words  Objects and Events in Economics
Author: Peter Róna,László Zsolnai,Agnieszka Wincewicz-Price
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-09-03
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9783030526733

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This open access book examines from a variety of perspectives the disappearance of moral content and ethical judgment from the models employed in the formulation of modern economic theory, and some of the papers contain important proposals about how moral judgment could be reintroduced in economic theory. The chapters collected in this volume result from the favorable reception of the first volume of the Virtues in Economics series and represent further contributions to the themes set out in that volume: (i) examining the philosophical and methodological fallacies of this turn in modern economic theory that the removal of the moral motivation of economic agents from modern economic theory has entailed; and (ii) proposing a return descriptive economics as the means with which the moral content of economic life could be restored in economic theory. This book is of interest to researchers and students of the methodology of economics, ethics, philosophers concerned with agency and economists who build economic models that rest in the intention of the agent.