Hirschman, Albert Otto
An advocate of progressive reform who avoided overarching theories and models and tackled a range of topics, he examined the realities of human behavior and society to reappraise generally accepted interpretations and better understand how economic growth and societal change occurs and could be promoted. Among his works are The Strategy of Economic Development (1958), Journeys toward Progress: Studies of Economic Policy-Making in Latin America (1963), Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to a Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States (1970), The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before its Triumph (1977), and The Rhetoric of Reaction; Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy (1991).
See biography by J. Adelman (2013).
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