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.
Results 1-3 of 7
Jevons himself explicitly favoured a change in the name of the discipline from
political economy to economics, ridding economics of sociological and political
aspects and leading to the creation of new disciplines to deal with those subjects.
During a career at the University of Chicago he became the leading figure of the
Monetarist school, a staunch defender of free markets and a leading critic of
government intervention into an economy. Friedman's contributions have been
Austrian departments and institutes have thrived, to this day, in New York, Auburn
and George Mason Universities. Hayek enjoyed a reputation as a leading
economic theorist and, along with Ludwig von Mises, made important
contributions to ...
What people are saying - Write a review
EconomicsUser Review - airastotool - Overstock.com
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
4 other sections not shown