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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England Importance: Major contributions to theories on free trade and rents Died:
1823. Gloucestershire, England The years between 1776, when Adam Smith's
Wealth of Nations was published, and 1817, which saw the first edition of David ...
In his attempt to identify the what, the how and the why of socio-economic change
, Veblen outlined two major factors: technology and institutions. Technological
advance was an impetus to change, whereas existing social institutions were ...
Growth and Inequality Simon Kuznets Born: 1901, Kharkov, Ukraine Importance:
Major contributions to economic growth theories Nobel Prize: 1971 Died: 1985,
Massachusetts, USA The American economist and Nobel Prize winner Simon ...
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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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