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Este libro contine la historia de Mildred Covill Palmer, nacida en 1896 en Iowa, Estados Unidos. A partir de octubre de 1929 se estableció en Guatemala, su país adoptivo, en donde se dedicó a la promoción del turismo desde la restauración de casas, entre ellas la Casa de las Campanas y la Casa Popenoe en la Antigua Guatemala siendo este su mayor aporte.




Douglass North changed the way we think about economic history. He pioneered the application of quantitative techniques to the understanding of historical fluctuations (cliometrics). He also transformed the way we think about social change. Early in his career, he embraced the neoclassical paradigm, only to reject it later because of its limitations. He proposed a series of innovative concepts that enriched our understanding of the causes of economic performance through time (the title and subject of his Nobel lecture). These ideas include the importance of property rights and institutions (formal and informal), economic organization and transaction costs, mental models, culture, and ideology. These ideas and others interact in complex ways and ultimately help explain why some societies are richer than others. North fixated on long-term changes and inspired a vast literature in new institutional economics, which is now a robust and popular area of study. For his work, he was awarded (along with Robert Fogel) the 1993 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

North was a lifelong learner. He was not averse to changing his mind about research methodology, and was willing to embrace new approaches as long as they allowed him to expand his horizons of comprehension. An example of this can be found in one of his last books. In Understanding the Process of Economic Change (2005), he highlighted the importance of cognitive processes as a key to understanding the formation of certain mental models that, ultimately, affect economic development in the long term. Indeed, even at the end of his very productive career, he was still opening new avenues to all of us who are interested in explaining the astonishing differences between rich and poor societies.

Andrés Marroquín and Nikolai G. Wenzel from the Introduction



Ludwig von Mises was a notable contributor to twentieth century economics and a key figure in the Austrian School of Economics, both during and beyond his lifetime. His publications spanned seven decades, and he was an effective and inspiring advocate of the free-market economy.

He also made made many important contributions to theoretical economics. It is, therefore, highly appropriate that the UFM Companions series should include a volume devoted to this scholar.

The materials collected in this Companion are reflective of the wide range of interests that Mises was concerned with during his lifetime. The first two chapters offer general overviews of Mises’s life and work, while the other eleven chapters can be grouped into three broad categories: (1) detailed reviews of biographical materials, (2) essays devoted to epistemological issues, and (3) studies of particular aspects of the Misesian oeuvre.
— Julio H. Cole, from the Introduction

 

 



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David Hume is one of those thinkers that marks a “before” and “after” in the history of philosophy. His intellectual legacy forms a good part of what we know today as modern philosophy. It could even be argued that he is the best representative of modern empiricism. Of course, nihil novum sub sole, and the problems that Hume addresses in his works are present, in a way, in the ideas of the ancient skeptics. But Hume is an original thinker and does not ignore the advances of science during his lifetime.

This volume seeks to dig deeper into different aspects of Humean production. We have collected here previously unpublished articles from specialists in the thinking of David Hume. Our goal is to serve scholars as they explore the ideas of one of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment and modern thought.

Reading and studying David Hume’s work is to get in touch with the genesis of modern ideas, particularly empiricism, naturalism, and skepticism. But reading the philosopher and historian of Edinburgh is not easy, because although many consider Hume to be an authority of the English language, two and a half centuries separate us from his texts. It is appropriate, therefore, to approach his ideas guided by scholars who have dedicated countless hours to their study. This is the purpose of the UFM Companions to Economics series.

Moris Polanco, editor

Autor(es): Varios
Idioma: Edición bilingüe (español e inglés)

Editorial: Universidad Francisco Marroquín



David Hume is one of those thinkers that marks a “before” and “after” in the history of philosophy. His intellectual legacy forms a good part of what we know today as modern philosophy. It could even be argued that he is the best representative of modern empiricism. Of course, nihil novum sub sole, and the problems that Hume addresses in his works are present, in a way, in the ideas of the ancient skeptics. But Hume is an original thinker and does not ignore the advances of science during his lifetime.

This volume seeks to dig deeper into different aspects of Humean production. We have collected here previously unpublished articles from specialists in the thinking of David Hume. Our goal is to serve scholars as they explore the ideas of one of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment and modern thought.

Reading and studying David Hume’s work is to get in touch with the genesis of modern ideas, particularly empiricism, naturalism, and skepticism. But reading the philosopher and historian of Edinburgh is not easy, because although many consider Hume to be an authority of the English language, two and a half centuries separate us from his texts. It is appropriate, therefore, to approach his ideas guided by scholars who have dedicated countless hours to their study. This is the purpose of the UFM Companions to Economics series.

Moris Polanco, editor

 



This is the second volume in the series of “Companions to Economics” that the UFM School of Economics has sponsored and will continue to sponsor over the next few years. Since the first volume in this series was devoted to Adam Smith, it is quite fitting that this second volume should be devoted to Milton Friedman, who was unquestionably Smith’s most influential 20th century disciple.Much of his fame and renown derived from his role as a public intellectual, an aspect of his work that was reflected largely in popular books such as Capitalism and Freedom (1962) and the hugely successful Free to Choose (1980), and he was certainly an ardent and effective advocate of the free-market economy. But he was also much more than that. He was a technical economist of the first rank, and he made a great number of important contributions to economic theory, to economic history, and to the analysis of economic policy. This other aspect of his professional career was recognized by the award of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1976.The chapters collected in this Companion reflect the wide range of interests that Milton Friedman was concerned with during his career, and they will not only provide guidance to non-specialist readers coming to Friedman for the first time, but will also interest more advanced scholars as well.— Julio H. Cole, from the Introduction



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Segundo libro de una serie de Companions a grandes economistas que serán desarrollados por la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín. El proyecto de los Companions a grandes autores en la economía se enmarca en los esfuerzos de la dirección de la carrera de Economía para fortalecer y documentar la gran tradición de la libertad y principios económicos que se ha desarrollado en la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas desde la fundación de la Universidad.

Autor(es): Varios
Idioma: Edición bilingüe (español e inglés)

Editorial: Universidad Francisco Marroquín



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A Companion to Adam Smith es el primer libro de una serie de Companions a grandes economistas que serán desarrollados por la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín. El proyecto de los Companions a grandes autores en la economía se enmarca en los esfuerzos de la dirección de la carrera de Economía para fortalecer y documentar la gran tradición de la libertad y principios económicos que se ha desarrollado en la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas desde la fundación de la Universidad.

Autor(es): School of Economic Sciences
Idioma: Edición bilingüe (español e inglés)

Editorial: Universidad Francisco Marroquín