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.
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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
That method , along with numerous Born : 1623 , Romsey , concepts central to
classical political economy , began Hampshire , England with the works of Sir
William Petty . Importance : Developed concept of surplus which William Petty
was a ...
... economist John Neville Keynes , and a student of Alfred Marshall , Keynes was
brought up on the powerful neoclassical paradigm , but was always a somewhat
wary practitioner of Marshall's Born : 1883 , Cambridge , England framework .
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MONEY AND FINANCE 30 Thomas Malthus
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