Alfons J. Weichenrieder

Ökonomie, Moral und Geschichte

Eine themenorientierte Einführung

[Economy, Moral, and History. A Topic-Oriented Introduction.]

2023. XIV, 231 pages.
24,00 €
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ISBN 978-3-8252-6163-4
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Published in German.
Alfons J. Weichenrieder explains important economic topics in an engaging manner and virtually free of math. The textbook offers numerous ethical and historical cross-references and is aimed at economics majors and minors, as well as anyone else seeking an easy access to economics.
For newcomers to economics, extensive theoretical foundations sometimes block the view on important social and economic issues. In this volume, Alfons J. Weichenrieder offers an alternative approach by focusing on questions of a fundamental, sometimes philosophical nature. Does money make you happy? What are reasonable criteria for economic policy? Does studying economics make you more selfish? How do morality and economics interact? What motivates people to pay taxes? How did financial and economic crises come about? By addressing these questions, the enormous breadth of economics becomes clear at an early stage of the study program. The book is also aimed at students whose secondary subject is economics as well as those without prior knowledge seeking easy access to economic thinking.

Alfons J. Weichenrieder Geboren 1964; Promotion in München; Dozenturen in Princeton und Wien; Professor für Finanzwissenschaft an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt; Gastprofessor an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien; Research Fellow des Leibniz Instituts für Finanzmarktforschung; Stellvertretender Vorsitzender des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats beim Bundesfinanzministerium.


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