Comparative Economics in a Transforming World Economy

This book offers an approach to understanding recent changes in the field of Comparative Economic Systems.

Rosser Barkley and Rosser Marina, Comparative Economics in a Transforming World Economy, MIT Press, 2004.

This book offers an approach to understanding recent changes in the field of Comparative Economic Systems.

The traditional way of teaching comparative economics, with its reliance on relatively simple dichotomies (private vs. state, planning vs. market) does not take into consideration the many variants and mixtures of economic systems that exist in the real world.

Rossers' concept of the "new traditional economy" - the effort by a developing country to embed a modern economic system into a traditional culture, usually religious - presents a new way to look at developing economies.

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