Reintroducing Ethics to Economics and Development Theories

3 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2011

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Frank Jan de Graaf

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences; University of Amsterdam - Department of Business Studies (BS)

Date Written: December 17, 2010

Abstract

Frank Jan de Graaf argues that the domination of neoclassical economic thinking in academia has contributed to the economic crisis and hindered thinking about sustainable development. Currently, ethics is re-entering the debate about how to develop prosperous open societies. A group of NGOs recently came up with an interesting alternative perspective on economics and social development. Their thinking could enrich mainstream economics.

Keywords: Economics, methodology, development studies, ethics

JEL Classification: B00, B41, F02, I30

Suggested Citation

de Graaf, Frank Jan, Reintroducing Ethics to Economics and Development Theories (December 17, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1742202 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1742202

Frank Jan De Graaf (Contact Author)

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences ( email )

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Amsterdam, 1000BA
Netherlands

University of Amsterdam - Department of Business Studies (BS) ( email )

University of Amsterdam Business School
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Amsterdam, 1018 TV
Netherlands

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