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3871. Warburton, Clark (1896–1979)

American economist; pioneer, before Milton Friedman, in research later labelled ‘monetarist’, and a critic of Keynesianism during the years when that ...

By L. Yeager. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3872. Warburton, Clark (1896–1979)

American economist; pioneer, before Milton Friedman, in research later labelled ‘monetarist’, and a critic of Keynesianism during the years when that ...

By L. Yeager. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3873. Ward, Barbara (1914–81)

Barbara Ward was born on 23 May 1914 and died in Sussex on 31 May 1981. After graduating from Somerville College, Oxford, she moved rapidly from teaching ...

By Richard Jolly. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3874. war economy

In wartime, many markets are suspended. When survival is at stake, governments arrogate the task of setting priorities and the power to allocate resources. ...

By Avner Offer. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3875. Warming, Jens (1873–1939)

Jens Warming was born on 9 December 1873 and died on 8 September 1939. After graduating in law, Warming took up economics. In 1919 he became Professor ...

By P. Nørregaard Rasmussen. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3876. Warming, Jens (1873–1939)

Jens Warming was born on 9 December 1873 and died on 8 September 1939. After graduating in law, Warming took up economics. In 1919 he became Professor ...

By P. Nørregaard Rasmussen. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3877. Washington Consensus

The original purpose of the term ‘Washington Consensus’ was to distinguish between a number of policies that remain the subject of partisan controversy ...

By John Williamson. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3878. water resources

Interest in the economics of water resources had its inception in the United States upon the passage of the Flood Control Act of 1936. That legislation ...

By John V. Krutilla. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987

3879. wavelets

Wavelets provide a flexible basis for representing a signal that can be regarded as a generalization of Fourier analysis to non-stationary processes, ...

By James B. Ramsey. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008

3880. wealth

Wealth is a fundamental concept in economics – indeed, perhaps the conceptual starting point for the discipline. Despite its centrality, however, the ...

By Robert L. Heilbroner. From The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, First Edition, 1987