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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Distribution is governed by the laws and customs of society; an historical product
of human institutions. The nature of distribution varies from society to society and
is subject to historical change. Highly concerned with the well-being of workers, ...
Heibronn, Germany Importance: The leader of the 'younger' German historical
school of economics Died: 1917, Bad Harzburg, Germany Gustav von Schmoller
Gustav Schmoller was one of Germany's leading economists and Professor at the
Schmoller argued that the only way to study complex socioeconomic phenomena
was to look at their historical developments and study causal effects, as opposed
to the study of static, universal and abstract theory that conventional economics ...
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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
Joan Robinson 74 Joseph E Stiglitz
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