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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Birth of Classical Political Economy William Petty Petty ' s use of the concept of
surplus inaugurated the beginning of Classical Political Economy , which
dominated the discipline until the 1870s . Even after Neoclassical or Marginalist ...
Born : 1806 , London , England Importance : Proponent of dynamic socio -
economics English political economist and humanitarian and author of first
philosopher John Stuart Mill was educated by his economics textbook father ,
This development was related to a move from ' political economy to ' economics ' .
For the Classical authors , political economy was concerned with the manner in
which societies organised themselves to provide for their material needs .
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Great read for perhaps a highschooler or college student interested in the field of economics. Gives a quick snapshot of many economists including their backgrounds and specialties within the field ... Read full review
Introduction by Professor James Rollo
Ibn Khaldun 12 Thomas Mun
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