Trailblazers in Economics

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Dec 15, 2014 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 136 pages
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In our increasingly interconnected world, economics has become an ever more powerful, integrated, and dynamic force. In other words, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay there anymore. In fact, decisions made by economists in London or Shanghai may well determine the fate of savings accounts for people in Montreal, Manhattan, and Mogadishu. As economics is an admittedly complicated social science, this book uses biography as a teaching tool—profiling the most important economists—because often the best way to begin understanding a complicated and important field is by reading about the people behind the ideas.
 

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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

Contents

Introduction
6
Aristotle
8
St Thomas Aquinas
10
Ibn Khaldun
12
Thomas Mun
14
John Locke
16
Economics and the Economy
18
David Hume
20
Do Patinkin
72
Joan Robinson
74
Joseph E Stiglitz
76
Uncertainty Risk and Information
78
Abba Lerner
80
Nicholas Kaldor
82
James Buchanan
84
Robert Eisner
86

William Petty
22
Richard Cantillon
24
François Quesnay
26
Adam Smith
28
Money and Finance
30
Thomas Malthus
32
David Ricardo
34
John Stuart Mill
36
Karl Marx
38
Competition
40
Piero Sraffa
42
Alfred Marshall
44
W Stanley Jevons
46
Léon Walras
48
Carl Menger
50
Says Law of Markets
52
Knut Wicksell
54
Irving Fisher
56
John Hicks
58
Paul Samuelson
60
Milton Friedman
62
Friedrich August von Hayek
64
Robert Mundell
66
Growth Theory
68
John Maynard Keynes
70
Alan Greenspan
88
Edmund S Phelps
90
Paul Krugman
92
Consumer Behavior
94
Gustav von Schhmoller
96
Georg Friedrich Knapp
98
Robert L Heilbroner
100
Peter Kroptkin
102
Thorstein Veblen
104
Business Cycle Theory
106
Karl Wilhelm William Kapp
108
John Kenneth Galbraith
110
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
112
Simon Kuznets
114
Nicholas GeorgescuRoegen
116
Economic Development
118
Joseph Schumpeter
120
Wassily Leontief
122
Amartya Sen
124
Glossary
126
For More Informtion
128
For Further Reading
129
Index
130
Back Cover
131
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