Description : The new edition of this classroom classic retains the organizing theme of the original text, presenting the development of thought within the context of economic history. Economic ideas are framed in terms of the spheres of production and circulation, with a critical analysis of how past theorists presented their ideas.
Description : This book presents a brief history of economic thought from the 17th century to the present day. Each chapter examines the key contributions of a major economist or group of economists and includes suggestions for further reading. Economists covered include Keynes, Marshall, Petty and Jevons, and less familiar theorists such as Galiani and Turgot.
Description : An upper-level text, History of Economic Thought continues to offer a lively, accessible discussion of ideas that have shaped modern economics. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent scholarship and research, as well as a more pointed focus on modern economic thought. The text remains a highly understandable and opinionated—but fair—presentation of the history of economic thought.
Description : Presents a brief history of economic thought over three centuries. Sketching the history from the seventeenth century, each chapter in this book examines the key contributions of a major economist, or group of economists, and concludes with brief suggestions for further reading.
Description : This unique book highlights the contributions made by Muslim scholars to economic thought throughout history, a topic that has received relatively little attention in mainstream economics. Abdul Azim Islahi discusses various ways in which Muslim ideas
Description : Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson's ground-breaking work has focused attention on the important contribution Spanish economic writers have made over the centuries. Yet much of her recent work has, until now, been inaccessible beyond the Spanish-speaking world. The book presents in one volume the most important papers - some of which are published in English for the first time - of Dr Grice-Hutchinson, whose mentor was the late Friedrich von Hayek. It presents a fuller explanation than has hitherto been available of her argument that a 'Salamancan School' in the 16th century pioneered a utility and scarcity approach in value theory that led naturally, if not logically, to a rich statement of the quantity theory of money well in advance of other writers such as Bodin. In addition, Grice-Hutchinson offers insights into the nature and character of the Spanish contribution over several centuries: from the preservation of Hellenistic Greek literature until Renaissance Europe was ready to digest it, to the peculiar brand of Spanish Mercantilism expressed in the 17th century.Economic Thought in Spain shows how the Spanish contribution can be integrated into the wider history of economic theory. This book will be welcomed not only by Austrian economists seeking precursors to Hayek in the 'Salamancan School', but also by all those interested in the history of economic and intellectual thought.
Description : On the History of Economic Thought is introduced by an essay in intellectual autobiography outlining the development of Coats key ideas and the distinctive elements of his approach. Two themes in particular emerge. The first is the difference between British and American economics, both in content and in the practice of the profession. This is an important element in all areas of his research. The second theme is in the interrelationships between economic ideas, events (or conditions) and policy issues. The book concludes by offering an assessment of the current state of the discipline indicating the advantages an historian of economics can offer as a commentator on recent developments.
Description : This collection of papers reflects the variety of interpretations and definitions connected with the concept of `mercantilism' which have evolved historically during the last two centuries. They range from interpretations of `mercantilistic' ideas to interpretations of policies. They stress the relationship between economic, social and political ideas and range from the 17th to the late 20th century. Lastly, they provide us with more knowledge of specific national cases as well as a discussion of mercantilism as a general phenomenon.