Arrow and the Ascent of Modern Economic Theory

  • George R. Feiwel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-liv
  2. The Potentials and Limits of Economic Analysis: The Contributions of Kenneth J. Arrow

  3. The Makers of Modern General Equilibrium Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Kenneth J. Arrow
      Pages 191-242
    3. Gerard Debreu
      Pages 243-257
    4. Leonid Hurwicz
      Pages 258-292
  4. Vision, Method, Application

  5. Theory of Resource Allocation

  6. Decision-making under Uncertainty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 543-543
    2. Margaret Bray, David M. Kreps
      Pages 597-625
    3. Benjamin M. Friedman, V. Vance Roley
      Pages 626-653
  7. Arrow’s Reflections on the Essays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 683-683
    2. Kenneth J. Arrow
      Pages 685-689
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 691-698

About this book


This and the companion volume are about the ascent, vicissitudes and lacunae in the science and art modern economics and about Kenneth Arrow, his architectonic contributions to and impact on the theoretical and applied economics and moral and political philosophy of our age. They provide a comprehensive composite analysis of Arrow's approach and contributions to and his impact on modern economics and philosophy seen from various forms. In addition to original essays that not only analyse Arrow's contributions and impact, but provide insights into what is being done at the frontiers of the subject, these volumes contain interview chapters that afford extraordinary glimpses into the creativity and personality of the major contributors to the economics of our age (including our protagonist) and are an important historical document.


economic theory economics equilibrium forecasting general equilibrium general equilibrium theory macroeconomics welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • George R. Feiwel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TennesseUSA

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