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The History of Economic Thought: A Reader

The History of Economic Thought: A Reader

  • Author: Steven G Medema,Warren J. Samuels
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134627033
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 680
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This new reader in the history of economic thought is edited by two of the most respected figures in the field. With clearly written summaries putting each selection into context, this book will be of great use to students and lecturers of the history of economic thought as it goes beyond the simple reprinting of articles. Selections and discussions include such thinkers as Aristotle, John Locke, François Quesnay, David Hume, Jean-Baptiste Say, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, Irving Fisher and Thorstein Veblen. The History of Economic Thought: A Reader can be used as a core textbook or as a supplementary text on courses in economic thought and philosophy, and will provide readers with a good foundation in the different schools of thought that run through economics.

A Companion to the History of Economic Thought

A Companion to the History of Economic Thought

  • Author: Warren J. Samuels,Jeff E. Biddle,John B. Davis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405128968
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 736
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Assembling contributions from top thinkers in the field, thiscompanion offers a comprehensive and sophisticated exploration ofthe history of economic thought. The volume has a threefold focus:the history of economic thought, the history of economics as adiscipline, and the historiography of economic thought. Provides sophisticated introductions to a vast array oftopics. Focuses on a unique range of topics, including the history ofeconomic thought, the history of the discipline of economics, andthe historiography of economic thought.

A History of Economic Thought, 10th Edition

A History of Economic Thought, 10th Edition

  • Author: Lokanathan V.
  • Publisher: S. Chand Publishing
  • ISBN: 9352533372
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the origin and development of economic thought from the ancient times to the present day. It documents the contributions of major thinkers from the time of Hebrews to Maurice Dobb, and the perspectives that influenced the economic thought. The book also provides an account of the recent trends in Indian economic thought and will be of interest and relevance to all students and scholars of the subject. It covers the syllabus of economic thought of major Indian universities.

The History of Economic Thought

The History of Economic Thought

  • Author: Mark Blaug
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 387
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The history of economic thought does not stand still and, like other fields of study, it experiences outbursts of new interpretations and revised perspectives. Mark Blaug one of the most important historians of economic thought of his generation has prepared an authoritative collection which reflects the fresh currents that have been blowing through the history of economic thought in recent years. The volume successfully conveys the many types and models of analysis that characterise the modern history of economic thought. Professor Blaug s masterful selection will be essential reading for all instructors, researchers and students of the history of economic thought.

A Short History of Economic Thought

A Short History of Economic Thought

  • Author: Bo Sandelin,Hans-Michael Trautwein,Richard Wundrak
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131767376X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 118
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This book, now in its third edition, provides an elementary introduction to the history of economic thought. A chapter is devoted to each of the major developments in the history of the discipline, before a concluding chapter in which the authors draw together some of the key strands and comment on some major works and textbooks in the history of economic ideas. They also reflect on the changes in economic thinking within the general context of the philosophy of science. This new edition continues to offer the clear and concise coverage of the main schools of thought and paradigm shifts in the field that has become the volume’s trademark. The book has been thoroughly updated throughout in order to reflect changes in the landscape of the field. Details on key thinkers, and aspects of the story such as the evolution of scholarship on growth and development, have been added or expanded, whilst not compromising on the book’s concise approach. Key updates include: Biographical- and bibliographical information is brought up to date throughout the text North American economists John Kenneth Galbraith and Kenneth Ewart Boulding make their first appearance in this edition Information on developments in institutional economics, addressing in particular the works of 2009 Nobel prize winner Elinor Ostrom). This book has become well known for its innovative coverage of the economic thinking of mainland Europe, whilst also addressing Anglo-American trends. It provides a short and highly readable overview of the evolution of economic thought, usable in courses where the history of economic thought constitutes only a small part or required background reading. It continues to be an extremely useful, much needed text for all introductory economics courses in the field.

A History of Economic Theory and Method

A History of Economic Theory and Method

Sixth Edition

  • Author: Robert B. Ekelund, Jr.,Robert F. Hébert
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478611065
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 733
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Known for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and balance, the latest edition of A History of Economic Theory and Method continues that tradition of excellence. Ekelund and Hébert’s survey provides historical and international contexts for how economic models have served social needs throughout the centuries—beginning with the ancient Greeks through the present time. The authors not only trace ideas that have persisted but skillfully demonstrate that past, discredited ideas also have a way of spawning critical thinking and encouraging new directions in economic analysis. Coverage that distinguishes the Sixth Edition from its predecessors includes a detailed analysis of economic solutions by John Stuart Mill and Edwin Chadwick to problems raised by the Industrial Revolution; the role of psychology and “experiments” in understanding demand and consumer behavior; discussions of modern economic theory as it interrelates with other social sciences; and a close look at the historical development of the critical role of entrepreneurship, both in its productive and unproductive variants. The authors’ creative approach gives readers a feel for the thought processes of the great minds in economics and underscores key ideas impacting contemporary thought and practice. Well-crafted discussions are further enriched by absorbing examples and figures. Thorough suggested reading lists give options for more in-depth explorations by interested readers.

A Little History of Economics

A Little History of Economics

  • Author: Niall Kishtainy
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300226314
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world.

History of Economic Analysis

History of Economic Analysis

  • Author: Joseph A. Schumpeter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134838700
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 1312
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At the time of his death in 1950, Joseph Schumpeter was working on his monumental History of Economic Analysis. Unprecedented in scope, the book was to provide a complete history of economic theory from Ancient Greece to the end of the second world war. A major contribution to the history of ideas as well as to economics, History of Economic Analysis rapidly gained a reputation as a unique and classic work. As well being an economist, Schumpeter was a gifted mathematician, historian, philosopher and psychologist and this is reflected in the multi-disciplinary nature of his great endeavour. Topics addressed include the techniques of economic analysis, contemporaneous developments in other sciences and the sociology of economics. This inclusiveness extends to the periods and individuals who figure in the book. As well as dealing with all of the major economists from Adam Smith to Maynard Keynes, the book considers the economic writings of Plato and Aristotle, of the Medieval Scholastics and of the major European economists. Throughout, Schumpeter perceived economics as a human science and this is reflected in a volume which is lucid and insightful throughout.

War in the History of Economic Thought

War in the History of Economic Thought

Economists and the Question of War

  • Author: Yukihiro Ikeda,Annalisa Rosselli
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351997009
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 266
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Even after the experience of WWII and despite the existence of various institutions such as United Nations to avoid conflict between nations, we have not succeeded in making a world free from war. The Cold War, the Vietnam War, the intervention of the superpowers in local conflicts and the spread of terrorism have made this all too clear. This volume brings together contributions by leading international scholars of various countries and reconstructs how economists have dealt with issues that have been puzzling them for nearly three centuries: Can a war be 'rational'? Does international commerce complement or substitute war? Who are the real winners and losers of wars? How are military expenses to be funded? The book offers a refreshing approach to the subject and how we think about the relations between economics and war.