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: 1571, London, England importance: The proponent \ Trade, and in
particular international trade, occupied ! of Mercantilist theories a central place in
Mercantilist principles. Died: 1641, London, England | Mercantilists lived in a
period of ...
The movement believed in state intervention, in particular to regulate foreign
trade, to impose tariffs on imports and encourage the export of finished products,
and would also grant patents of monopoly to domestic manufacturing companies.
Price-Specie Flow Mechanism David Hume , Edinburgh Born: 171 Scotland
Importance: Anti- mercantilist views on international trade Died: 1776, Edinburgh
Scotland As with many of the early writers on political economy, David Hume's
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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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