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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However, it would not be quite fair to wholly attribute to Smith the belief that self-
interest is the sole driving force of individual behaviour. On the contrary, human
beings are capable of feeling empathy toward their fellow beings. Therefore, the
The Cumulative Process Knut Wicksell Born: 1851 Stockholm, Sweden
Importance: Developed new theory of Interest rates and inspired Stockholm
School of Economics Died: 1926.Stocksund, Sweden Swedish economist Knut
Wicksell was ...
The Discount Rate is the rate of interest the Fed charges member • banks to
borrow reserves from the Fed. The two rates are usually very close to one
another, and are benchmark rates that influence other important interest rates,
such as the ...
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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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