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The Past and Future of America's Economy

Robert Atkinson examines this process of change over the past 150 year and explores the responses of people and institutions. The book then analyzes today's New Economy, including the technology system, and effects on markets, organizations, workers, and governance.
The Past and Future of America's Economy
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Part I: How Technology Drives Economic and Social Transformations 1. Introduction: A New Economy? 2. Technological, Economic and Social Transformation 3. Economic Transformations from the 1940s to the 1990s 4. Today's Entrepreneurial Knowledge Economy 5. Does the New Economy Hold the Key to Productivity Revival? 6. The New Economy and its Discontents Part II: Modernizing Public Policies for the New Economy 7. Legacy Economic Policy Frameworks 8. Growth Economics for the New Economy 9. Implementing Growth Economics 10. Building a More Humane Economy Bibliography Index
"'Rob Atkinson is one of our best analysts of how innovation drives local and regional economies, and what to do to take advantage of technological change. In his visionary book, he fluently articulates the principles of a new "growth economics" that is America's best hope for a prosperous future leaving no one behind.' - Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End 'Any person concerned about the future of our economy should read this book. Atkinson offers terrific historical perspective as well as specific policy proposals that would give us the best chance for broad based economic growth now and for generations to come. It should be mandatory reading for public policymakers.' - Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA), Co-chair of the House New Democratic Caucus, US 'Rob Atkinson has produced a powerful and far-reaching look at the underlying mechanism powering today's New Economy. In particular, he shows how the US is just at the beginning of an innovation wave which is not only boosting productivity, but transforming economic organization and economic policy as well. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the US economy got to where it is today, and how it can best get to a prosperous and humane future.' - Michael J. Mandel, Chief Economist, Business Week, and author of Rational Exuberance: Silencing the Enemies of Growth 'I congratulate the author on a great and important book. I couldn't agree more that the political party that comes closest to supporting humane growth economics should be the leader for the next 25 years. It's a great vision for the future, and his scholarly but readable mix of history, technology, economics and politics is very persuasive. It's the sort of stuff that should be taught in economics courses, but almost never is.' - David Moschella, author of Customer-driven IT: How Users Are Shaping Technology Industry Growth"
Robert D. Atkinson
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
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Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth
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