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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Smith. Born: 1723, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland Importance: Revered as the founding
father of economic theory and policy Died: 1790, Edinburgh, Scotland The
renowned Scottish political economist and moral philosopher of the eighteenth ...
Mathew Forstater. However, it would not be quite fair to wholly attribute to Smith
the belief that self-interest is the sole driving force of individual behavior. On the
contrary, human beings are capable of feeling empathy toward their fellow
While Marshall claimed continuity with the classics, Jevons argued that
marginalism was a clean break with the tradition of Smith and Ricardo. Ricardo
had something of a marginal analysis of land and natural resources, but the
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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
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