The History of Economic Thought: A Reader

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Routledge, Feb 24, 2004 - Business & Economics - 680 pages
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This new reader in the history of economic thought is edited by two of the most respected figures in the field. With clearly written summaries putting each selection into context, this book will be of great use to students and lecturers of the history of economic thought as it goes beyond the simple reprinting of articles.

Selections and discussions include such thinkers as Aristotle, John Locke, François Quesnay, David Hume, Jean-Baptiste Say, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, Irving Fisher and Thorstein Veblen. The History of Economic Thought: A Reader can be used as a core textbook or as a supplementary text on courses in economic thought and philosophy, and will provide readers with a good foundation in the different schools of thought that run through economics.

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PART 1 PreClassical Thought
PART 2 The Classical School
PART 3 The Marxian Challenge
PART 4 The Marginal Revolution
PART 5 The Development of Macroeconomics
PART 6 Institutional Economics

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Steven G. Medema is Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Denver, USA. He also serves as editor of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought.

Warren J. Samuels is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Michigan State University. He is co-editor of the annual Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology.

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