Description : 'The history of economics is a fascinating subject in its own right, an important part of the history of ideas and a source of valuable insights for modern economists. This new series is a welcome addition to the literature on the subject.' - Anthony Brewer, The Times Higher Education Supplement Volume I contains papers on the classical and neoclassical schools of economic thought. Many of those papers are relevant for current economic studies and all of them reveal how classical and neoclassical economics had an impact on subsequent doctrinal or practical developments.
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 groundbreaking Encyclopedia is the very first fully-refereed A-Z compendium of the main principles, concepts, problems, institutions, schools and policies associated with political economy. Based on developments in political economy since the 1960s, it is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field as well as being an authoritative reference work. Undergraduates taking courses in political economy or graduate students coming to the field for the first time will rely on this work as a key point of reference and for direction in their further reading. This lucid work compares for the first time the disparate theories of political economy (e.g, Marxist, Feminist, Sraffian etc.) and emphasizes the application of their principles to real world problems such as inflation, unemployment, development and financial instability. The extensive international team of consultants and contributors has produced a monumental work with truly global perspective.
Description : Impressive and authoritative, this essential book brings together a collection of essays in honour of Peter Groenewegen, one of the most distinguished historians of economic thought of a generation. His work on a wide range of economic theorists such as Adam Smith, François Quesnay and Alfred Marshall approaches a level of near insuperability.
Description : Samuel Hollander is widely recognized as one of the most important and controversial historians of economic thought. This second volume collects together essays extending beyond classical economics, the subject with which he is most associated. This collection includes: * studies in Scholastic, Smithian and Marshallian literature * papers on the Corn-Law pamphlet literature of 1815, the post-Ricardian dissension, and the marginal revolution * essays on T.R. Malthus, including four bibliographical studies The volume also includes an autobiographical section and reviews of a broad range of important books published in the last thirty years.
Description : The First World War has survived as part of our national memory in a way no previous war has ever done. This collection of letters - which lay untouched for almost ninety years - allows a unique glimpse into the war as experienced by one family at the time, transporting us back to an era which is now slipping tantalizingly out of living memory. The Slaters - the family at the heart of these letters - lived in Oxford. Like most families, they were both typical and unique. Gilbert, the father of the family, had been head of Ruskin College in Oxford, and during the war found work as the first Professor of Indian Economics in Madras. His wife, Violet, grew to detest the war and became an increasingly vocal pacifist as the slaughter continued. Owen, their eldest son, a schoolboy in 1914, was fighting in France by war's end. In the letters they wrote to each other and their friends at this time we see how the war increasingly impacted upon each of their lives and the life of the world around them - rationing, Violet's increasing involvement in radical politics, the deaths of friends, the fear of Zeppelin raids when in London, the endless discussions between Violet and Gilbert about how to keep their son out of the trenches - and the growth of Owen from schoolboy to soldier, serving as a junior officer on the Western Front. Above all, in their privacy and immediacy, their inconsistencies and false hopes, these letters bring us as near as we can ever be to understanding what people thought, feared, and hoped for during these momentous years.
Description : `Simply a great work of reference. Future scholars will wonder how anybody managed without the Wellesley Index. It will quietly change the whole nature of Victorian studies.' Christopher Ricks, New Statesman `It is now impossible to think of Victorian literary and historical studies without the benefit of it ... this is a very remarkable achievement indeed ... the complete set will be a monument to the Houghtons foresight, pertinacity and skill.' TLS
Description : In The Mind and Method of the Economist Brian Loasby has again challenged the several orthodoxies of modern economic theory. His work deserves careful attention especially by those economists who worry about the foundations of their discipline. James M. Buchanan, George Mason University, US This is a beautifully-written, provocative book. It is stronger on criticism than on constructive argument, and many economists will disagree with it, but anyone interested in contemporary economics should nevertheless take it seriously. Roger Backhouse, History of Economic Thought Newsletter This major book comprises amongst other essays critical appraisals of major economists including Alfred Marshall, Joan Robinson, G.B. Richardson, W.J. Baumol, Frank Hahn and Herbert Simon and of Austrian economics and diverse approaches to co-ordination failure in macroeconomics.