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A & C Black, 2007 - Economics - 128 pages
The Little Book of Big Ideas: Economics contains the profiles and theories of 50 of the world's most eminent economists. From mercantilists through Keynesians to modern economic thought, this book gets behind 50 of the greatest minds and 10 core theories. Covering Hume, Smith and Marx, succinct biographies provide an insight into economists' personalities and reveal the outstanding contribution that each has made to this pervasive discipline. Essential concepts and themes have been expertly selected and complex issues are explained in their social, political and cultural context.

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Mathew Forstater is Associate Professor of Economics and Black Studies, and Director of the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, Department of Economics, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Previously a visiting scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College he has taught at Bard and Gettysburg College and remains a research associate with the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. He has been published widely on political economy and the history of academic thought in a range of academic journals.

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