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Dr Phil Tomlinson contributes to The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism

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The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism

The School of Management's Dr Phil Tomlinson has contributed to major new publication, The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism, edited by Professor Denis Mueller and to be published by Oxford University Press (OUP) this month. The Handbook is part of a series of academic volumes published by OUP in specific subject areas in economics and the social sciences. These volumes contain specially commissioned essays from leading international figures in particular academic disciplines which give critical examination of the progress and direction of debates.

In this regard, The Handbook of Capitalism contains contributions from leading scholars in economics and political economy over the last half century, including the 2006 Nobel laurette, Edmund Phelps and distinguished scholars such as William Baumol, Frederick Scherer and Richard Nelson. Dr Tomlinson contributed a chapter which was co-authored with long-term collaborator, Professor Keith Cowling from the University of Warwick. Their chapter, entitled 'Monopoly Capitalism' explores the nature of modern capitalism and discusses the implications of the increasing tendency for the ownership and control of production to become more concentrated within capitalist economies.

In discussing the forthcoming publication of the book, Dr Tomlinson said:
'It was a real honour and privilege to be invited to contribute to such a prestigious volume, and to appear alongside some of leading scholars in the discipline over the last half century. Moreover, given the current economic crisis and debate about the nature and future of capitalism the book is extremely timely, since the various contributions explore the many and often complex facets of the capitalist system. Academics, students and most importantly, policymakers, will learn a lot from this volume - maybe some of the contributions will help to shape the future course of capitalism'.

The Handbook of Capitalism will be published by Oxford University Press in May 2012 and copies have been ordered for the University of Bath library. Further details (including order information) are available here.

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