Labor economics: Problems in analyzing labor markets

Labor economics: Problems in analyzing labor markets

Recent Books Mundell, John Rutledge, Paul Samuelson, Robert Solomon, and Thomas D. Willett. Intertemporal MacroeconomicsCostas Azariadis. Colchester, ...

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Recent Books Mundell, John Rutledge, Paul Samuelson, Robert Solomon, and Thomas D. Willett. Intertemporal MacroeconomicsCostas Azariadis. Colchester, VT: Blackwell Publishers, 1993. 504 pp. $32.95 ISBN 1-55786-366-O. This textbook, written for graduate students, research economists and other social scientists, is a survey of the key issues related to dynamical macroeconomics. It includes examinations of nonlinear dynamics and overlapping generations theory and policy, as well as a review of endogenous technical progress; intergenerational transfers and Rica&an equivalence; expectations, multiple equilibria and market volatility; and least squares learning. The book has four parts: Part I, Discrete Dynamical Systems; Part II, Intertemporal Allocation; Part III, National Debt and Fiscal Policy; Part IV, Money and Asset Prices. Costas Azariadis is Professor of Economics at the Universities of Pennsylvania and California at Los Angeles. Labor Economics: Problems in Analyzing Labor Markets. William Darity, Jr. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishing Group, 1992. 298 pp. $97.50. ISBN o-7923-9260-4. One in the Kluwer Recent Economic Thought Series, this volume examines the current status of labor economics using different approaches, including neoclassical applied microeconomics, institutionalism, and radical economics. The book begins with a discussion on unemployment, focusing on Keynes, Cambridge, and New Keynesian Economics and on a historical survey of unemployment. The book continues with essays on how labor markets really work. Topics in this section cover the effects of formal onthe-job training on unemployment and an analysis of empirical tests of labor market equilibrium. A third group of essays discuss race discrimination and competition. The final section covers culture, ethnicity and poverty. The book begins with an introduction by its editor, William Darity, Jr. The Macmillan Book of Social Science Quotations. David L. Sills, Robert K. Merton. New York, NY: Macmillan Reference, 1992.437 pp. $25.00 ISBN O-02-897397-6. This book is a fully-documented collection of memorable quotations from the field of social sciences. It contains more than 2,500 famous quotes from major figures in anthropology, economics, history, political thought, pyschology, sociology and law, as well as quotations from poets, novelists, dramatists, philosophers, political figures, revolutionaries and physicists, biologists and mathematicians. Each quote is accompanied by the date it was first published and its source. A lengthy bibliography provides exact references. 565