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Economic Theory in Retrospect By Mark Blaug (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Economic Theory in Retrospect by Mark Blaug (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

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This book, first published in 1997, is a history of economic thought from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes - but it is a history with a difference. Firstly, it is a history of economic theory, not of economic doctrines. Secondly, it includes detailed Reader's Guides to nine of the major texts of economics.

Economic Theory in Retrospect Summary

Economic Theory in Retrospect by Mark Blaug (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

This is a history of economic thought from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes - but it is a history with a difference. Firstly, it is a history of economic theory, not of economic doctrines, that is, it is consistently focused on theoretical analysis, undiluted by entertaining historical digressions or biological colouring. Secondly, it includes detailed Reader's Guides to nine of the major texts of economics, namely the works of Smith, Ricardo, Mill, Marx, Marshall, Wickstead, Wicksell, Walras and Keynes, in the effort to encourage students to become acquainted at first hand with the writings of all the great economists. This fifth edition, first published in 1997, adds new Reader's Guides to Walras's Elements of Pure Economics (1871-74) and Keynes' General Theory to the previous seven Reader's Guides of other great books in economics. There are significant and major additions to six chapters.

Economic Theory in Retrospect Reviews

'... this last edition of his magnum opus - witty, serious; iconoclastic, devout; in its core unchanged, full of new insights, is the best yet. I cannot imagine a scholar's library - or for that matter a student's - without it.' Robert Heilbroner
'Economic Theory in Retrospect has, for over three decades, stood out among the essential secondary literature for its thoroughness and depth, scope and scholarship. It is most reassuring, therefore that Blaug's great work will be continuing in a new edition, as a mainstay of serious courses in the history of economics, well into the next century and next millennium.' Terence Hutchison
"It is said there is only one Mark Blaug, the doyen of the history of economic thought. There are, in fact, five, each more remarkable than his predecessor. This last edition of his magnum opus-witty, serious; iconoclastic, devout; in its core unchanged, full of new insights-is the best yet. I cannot imagine a scholar's library-or for that matter a student's-without it." Robert Heilbroner

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Pre-Adamite economics; 2. Adam Smith; 3. Population, diminishing returns and rent; 4. Ricardo's system; 5. Say's Law and classical monetary theory; 6. John Stuart Mill; 7. Marxian economics; 8. The marginal revolution; 9. Marshallian economics: utility and demand; 10. Marshallian economics: cost and supply; 11. Marginal productivity and factor prices; 12. The Austrian theory of capital and interest; 13. General equilibrium and welfare economics; 14. Spatial economics and the classical theory of location; 15. The neoclassical theory of money, interest and prices; 16. Macroeconomics; 17. A methodological postscript.

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GOR003345018
Economic Theory in Retrospect by Mark Blaug (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1997-03-27
752
0521577012
9780521577014
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