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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 書目中的Avner Offer教授的論文都很有趣，值得進一步介紹。
Avner Offer is an Economic historian who held the Chichele Professorship in Economic history* at the University of Oxford, England. He is an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a fellow of the British Academy. He specializes in international political economy, law, the First World War and land tenure. Over the past decade, Professor Offer's main interest has been in post-war economic growth, particularly in affluent societies, and the challenges that this affluence presents to well being.
Avner Offer was born and raised in Israel. He was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Oxford University. He has worked at the University of York, the Australian National University, and the University of Oxford, with research fellowships at theUniversity of Southampton, the University of Cambridge, Rutgers University and New York University. He is married with two children.
Offer's most recent work, The Challenge of Affluence: Self-Control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain since 1950, represents to some extent a challenge to Neoclassical economics. Through it he argues that "well-being" has in fact lagged behind the increasing affluence of western societies: that "affluence breeds impatience, and impatience undermines well-being...the paradox of affluence and its challenge is that the flow of new rewards can undermine the capacity to enjoy them." The central concepts are therefore future discount, bounded rationality, and myopia.
- Property and Politics 1870-1914: Landownership, Law, Ideology and Urban Development in England. (Cambridge, 1981, ISBN 0521224144) 464pp.
- The First World War: An Agrarian Interpretation. (Oxford, 1990, ISBN 0198219466) 472pp.
- "The British empire, 1870-1914: a waste of money?", Economic History Review. Vol 46, 2 (1992) pp. 215–238
- (with S. Bowden), "Household Appliances and the Use of Time in the U.S.A., and Britain since the 1920s", Economic History Review, second series. Vol 47, 4 (1994)
- "Between the gift and the market: The economy of regard", The Economic History Review. Vol 50, 3 (1997) pp. 450–476
- "Costs and Benefits, Prosperity and Security, 1870-1914" in Oxford History of the British Empire, vol. 3, The Nineteenth Century (ed. A. Porter), (Oxford, 1999) pp. 690–711
- "Body-Weight and Self-Control in the USA and Britain since the 1950s", Social History of Medicine. Vol 14, 1 (2001) pp. 79–106
- Why is the Public Sector so large in Market Societies? The Political Economy of Prudence in the UK, c. 1870-2000. (Oxford, 2003, ISBN 0199514356) 46pp.
- The Challenge of Affluence: Self-control and Well-being in the USA and Britain since 1950. (Oxford, 2006, ISBN 0198208537) 472pp.
Professor Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke
MA, PhD, FBA, MRIA
University Academic since 2011
Chichele Professor of Economic History
- (with Stephen Broadberry, ed.),The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, 2 vols (CUP: Cambridge, 2010)
- (with Timothy J. Hatton and Alan M. Taylor, eds), The New Comparative Economic History: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey G. Williamson (MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2007)
- (with Ronald Findlay) Power and Plenty: Trade, War, and the World Economy in the Second Millennium (Princeton University Press: Princeton, NJ, 2007)
- (with Jeffrey G. Williamson), Globalization and History: The Evolution of a Nineteenth Century Atlantic Economy (MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1999)
- Working Papers (External Link)