Economic ideas and trends play a crucial yet little-understood role in the development of the world in which we live and are therefore vital to understanding our society today. From mercantilists through Keynesians to modern economic thought, this handbook covers 50 of the greatest minds and 10 core theories. Including Hume, Smith, Marx, and von Mises, succinct biographies reach behind the personalities and reveal the outstanding contribution each has made to this internationally important and pervasive discipline. The essential concepts and themes have been expertly selected and the complex issues clearly explained within a social, political, and cultural context, allowing the rich history of economic thought to be told and the motivations behind its phenomenal global development to be understood.
Results 1-3 of 39
Importance : Developed concept of surplus which William Petty was a member of
the Invisible College , became the mainstay of classical theorists of scientists and
philosophers that included a group Died : 1687 , London , England Thomas ...
Importance : Introduced modern macroeconomics Eventually , he broke with
Marshall and put forward and the Keynesian revolution an alternative approach
to explain persistent in theory and policy Died : 1946 , East Sussex ,
... housework and child rearing awareness of gender issues would evolve into
market - based services . into the study of economics Died : 1935 , Pasadena ,
California Her most famous work on economics is Women and Economics ( 1898
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
MONEY AND FINANCE 30 Thomas Malthus
9 other sections not shown