Questions tagged [schools-of-thought]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
10
votes
6answers
5k views

Which are the different Schools of Economic Thought?

It would be great to have a brief but comprehensive list of current (e.g. Austrian) and defunct (e.g Mercantilism) schools of thought in Economics. I think an ideal answer would include: the defining ...
6
votes
3answers
180 views

When to use the market and when to use central planning?

I have a basic question: my understanding is that in a market economy, economic decisions are governed by prices, i.e prices signal what should be produced & how much. This is opposed to central ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Overview book about economic theories

I'm looking for a good book that gives an (introductory) overview about the existing economic theories and the different schools of thought (optimally with focus to those that affect governments and ...
5
votes
1answer
310 views

Stock-Flow Consistent models

Stock-Flow Consistent (SFC) models are becoming more popular among heterodox economists (particularly in the Post-Keynesian school of thought). But I fail to see the relevance of this approach. The ...
4
votes
1answer
213 views

What are the defining features of Capitalism? [closed]

What are the necessary and sufficient conditions for an economic system (or mode of production) to be classified as "Capitalism"? Is it markets? Is it for-profit corporations? Is it limited liability ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Is there a complete picture of Inflation?

Is there a book, or a broad study, that explains inflation thoroughly? I've read so many articles, and there are multiple school of thoughts that approach inflation from different point of views. ...
-6
votes
2answers
216 views

What is feminist economics?

Feminist economics? What kind of "field" is that? Just the existence of such a field seems ridiculous to me...