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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By that measure alone economics is the most influential social science . ...
science has , or even aspires to , a Nobel Prize , giving economics an
equivalence of intellectual standing and influence with the physical sciences and
Keynes had considerable influence in international economics and policy and
maintained a number of high - level and sometimes sensitive posts in the British
government off and on throughout his life . He served as a representative at the ...
Monetary policy : Actions taken by the Central Bank to influence the money
supply or interest rates . Monetary policy is a tool by which government can
influence the economy by affecting interest rates . Oligopoly : A market
characterized by a ...
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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
MONEY AND FINANCE 30 Thomas Malthus
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