From Library Journal
This third set of dictionaries under the Palgrave name maintains the very high standard of its predecessors: The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics (Norton, 1989) and The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance (Stockton, 1992). Although called a dictionary, the book offers 399 signed articles that are interdisciplinary and encyclopedic in range and depth, most written by American or British academics from major institutions. Topics range from airline deregulation and insurance to contracts and crime as a distinct form of behavior. The writing level assumes at least advanced undergraduate understanding of economics and more than a little math. About 20 percent of the topics have appeared in the earlier titles, but the articles here are new and often much longer. Physically well produced (though unfortunately lacking an index and CIP data), this is a superior subject dictionary, but its depth of coverage will limit its use to all but the most ambitious undergrads. Strongly recommended for libraries serving graduate programs in economics, law, and public and social policy.?Patrick J. Brunet, Western Wisconsin Technical Coll. Lib., La Crosse
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About the Author
Peter Newman was formerly Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University.