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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Born : 1818 , Trier , Germany Importance : Author of Das Kapital ( 1867 ) and co
In his major work , Capital ( Das ... Died : 1883 , London , England adopted many
of the concepts and theories of the Classical authors and made them his own .
The Neoclassical authors applied diminishing returns to all ' factors of production
' ( land , labour and capital ) , an analysis that recognised only the quantitative
dimension . Jevons claimed that value was entirely determined by utility .
The early Neoclassical authors shifted the focus of economics away from
production , which had been of prime concern for the classical authors , and
towards consumption . Consumer behaviour was described by the theory of
choice , where ...
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Introduction by Professor James Rollo
Ibn Khaldun 12 Thomas Mun
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