Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Arts and Science
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Diplomatic History | History | Other History
This paper discusses historical economist, Robert Heilbroner’s approach to the field of economics and how his publications provide valuable insight on today’s crisis. Although the paper focuses heavily on explaining the development of his concept of vision as applied to studying economic behavior and the application of such a vision to his writings and work regarding capitalism and future predictions, it also discusses his propensity for Keynesian economics. Primary and secondary sources were used to complete this thesis project, including interviews with colleagues and researching publications by Heilbroner. The paper concludes that many of his predictions for the transformation of capitalism to a more regulated economic system are coming true today, and how his proposals may provide valid solutions for current economic and social problems.
Javaid, Nida, "An Individual Approach to Economics: Robert Heilbroner’s Cultural and Historical Perspective Applied to Modern Economic Conditions" (2009). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 496.
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