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Economics in Christian Perspective Theory, Policy and Life Choices

ISBN-10: 0830825975

ISBN-13: 9780830825974

Edition: 2007

Authors: Victor V. Claar, Robin J. Klay

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 7/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 255
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Victor V. Claar (Ph.D., West Virginia University) is professor of economics at Henderson, the public liberal arts college of Arkansas, where he specializes in teaching principles of economics courses. He spent the 2006-2007 academic year as a Fulbright scholar, giving graduate lectures and conducting research at the American University of Armenia. His research interests include transnational entrepreneurial attitudes, ethics and economics, and applied microeconomics. He has written articles for Applied Economics, Public Finance Review and theJournal of Markets & Morality. He has served as referee for the journals Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Public Economics and Journal of Macroeconomics; among others.

Robin J. Klay (Ph.D., Princeton) is emeritus professor of economics at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Klay's principal area of research and publication regards the connections between Christian faith and practice and economic theory and policy. She is the author of Counting the Cost: The Economics of Christian Stewardship. She has published articles in The Christian Century, Perspectives, Faith and Economics and Markets and Morality. She is also an adjunct scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan, and is involved in ministry with the local hispanic community.

Preface
Christian Faith in Relationship to Economic Activity: Framing the Issues
Markets: Mechanisms for Creating Good and Exercising Christian Responsibility
Public Finance: The Role of Government in the Provision of Goods and Services
Savior or Leviathan?: The Role of Government in Our Daily Lives
Creation Care: Exercising Good Stewardship in the Garden
The Big Picture: Issues in Macroeconomic Policy
What Do We Know About Monetary and Fiscal Policy?
International Economic Relations: Hope for the Third World
Work and Vocation: What Is in Your Hand?
Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief: Attending to the Poor or Worrying About Income Gaps?
Going Beyond Markets: Renewing Neighborhoods, Reconciling People and Restoring Hope
Epilogue: Nine Big Ideas from Economics That Can Help You Be a Good Steward Every Day
References
Author Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index