Multidisciplinary Economics

The Birth of a New Economics Faculty in the Netherlands

  • Peter De Gijsel
  • Hans Schenk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Multidisciplinary Economics: The Birth of a New Economics Faculty in the Netherlands

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. P. de Gijsel
      Pages 3-5
    3. J. G. F. Veldhuis
      Pages 7-10
    4. A. W. K. Frankel, H. J. K. Sandoz
      Pages 13-18
  3. Multidisciplinary Economics at Utrecht University

  4. Spanning Multidisciplinary Economics: The Institutional, Historical and Spatial Dimensions of Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Restructuring the Welfare State

      1. J. Plantenga, P. P. de Gijsel
        Pages 31-32
      2. G. Schmid
        Pages 33-51
      3. B. Nooteboom
        Pages 65-81
    3. Industrial Dynamics and Innovation Economics

    4. Financing Problems of the Welfare State

      1. B. Unger
        Pages 165-166
      2. W. H. Buiter
        Pages 209-224
    5. EU Integration and the New Economic Geography

    6. Past and Future of the Global Financial Architecture

      1. C. J. M. Kool
        Pages 265-266
      2. M. Fratianni, J. Pattison
        Pages 279-292
      3. N. V. Hovanov, J. W. Kolari, M. V. Sokolov
        Pages 293-303
    7. Economics and Ageing

      1. R. J. M. Alessie
        Pages 305-306
      2. M. Hurd, A. Kapteyn
        Pages 307-332
    8. Inaugural Addresses

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 437-445

About this book


Multidisciplinary economics deliberately uses the insights and approaches of other disciplines and examines what consequences their contributions have for existing economic methods, theories and solutions to economic problems. Multidisciplinary economists should be at home in their own discipline and meet the high international standards of economic teaching and research that the discipline has developed. At the same time they should be able to recognise the limits of economics and be willing to open up new horizons by following new, discipline-transcending paths on which new insights into the analysis and solutions of economic problems can be found in collaboration with representatives of other disciplines. As a result of this search, economic methods and theories may have to be adjusted in such a way that they take insights from other disciplines into account. They may even have to be replaced by methods and theories that have been developed by other disciplines.


European Union (EU) Financing dimensions economic problems historical institutional multidisciplinary economics paraplusig spatial

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter De Gijsel
    • 1
  • Hans Schenk
    • 2
  1. 1.Utrecht School of EconomicsThe Netherlands and Osnabrück UniversityGermany
  2. 2.Utrecht School of EconomicsThe Netherlands

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