New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

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This key reference source for economics includes contributions from over 1,500 writers, contains over 1,900 articles, and is updated on a quarterly basis.

Bringing together the world’s most influential economists writing in their areas of expertise, the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online is a comprehensive, dynamic, and updated resource that serves the information needs of a new generation of economists. A rich reference collection of articles, this online resource provides access to archived material and to new material that is added quarterly.

Features of the Online Dictionary:

  • full text of the 1987 archive edition
  • full text of the 2008 print edition
  • quarterly additions and updates
  • search and browse facilities to explore the Dictionary with speed and ease
  • hyperlinked cross-references within articles
  • carefully selected and maintained links to related sites
  • My Dictionary, personal account option, to save searches, bookmark articles, and make notes

History:

R. H. Inglis Palgrave’s original Dictionary of Political Economy (1894-9) was a landmark in both publishing and economics: a liberal and scholarly overview of the whole sphere of economic thought in its day. Henry Higgs’s revised edition, Palgrave’s Dictionary of Political Economy (1923-6), retained the spirit of the original while embracing new concepts in the development of economics as a discipline.

1987 Archive Edition:

The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics was published in 1987 to international acclaim. Its scope had expanded and evolved, and the tradition of drawing together eminent contributors from across the spectrum of methodological and ideological schools produced not only an unsurpassed work of reference, but also many individual classic essays of enduring importance.

2008 Print Edition:

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, was published in 2008. While some classic articles from the 1987 edition were retained, approximately 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions.

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