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Classical economics

Author: Samuel Hollander
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this unconvential and sharply written text Hollander introduces the work of Smith, Ricardo, and Mill, and, on specific topics, Malthus and Marx.

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Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Hollander
ISBN: 9781442672994 1442672994
OCLC Number: 276982837
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 25 août 2008).
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 485 p.) : ill., fichier MHTMl
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1 Introduction""; ""1.1 Why Study the History of Economics?""; ""1.2 The Role of the Historian""; ""1.3 On Method""; ""1.4 Scope and Plan of the Present Work""; ""Suggested Reading""; ""2 The Precursors of Adam Smith: an Overview""; ""2.1 Introduction""; ""2.2 The Scholastic Tradition""; ""2.3 The Mercantilists""; ""2.4 Instances of Analytical Progress: Automatic Adjustment Mechanisms""; ""2.5 The Eighteenth Century: Allocation Theory""; ""2.6 The Eighteenth Century: Economic Growth""; ""2.7 Summary and Conclusion""; ""Suggested Reading""; ""3 The Physiocrats"" ""3.1 Introduction""""3.2 Surplus and the 'Tableau Economique'""; ""3.3 The Price Mechanism""; ""3.4 Economic Growth""; ""3.5 The Contribution of A.R.J. Turgot""; ""3.6 General Overview and Analytical Significance""; ""Suggested Reading""; ""4 Smith on Value and Distribution""; ""4.1 Introduction""; ""4.2 Utility and Scarcity""; ""4.3 Price Determination""; ""4.4 The Labour Theory of Value""; ""4.5 Variable-cost Conditions and the Dynamics of Consumption""; ""4.6 The Theory of Distribution: Factor Productivity""; ""4.7 Factor Supply: Land"" ""4.8 Factor Supply: the Wage and Profit Structures""""4.9 A Model of Value and Distribution""; ""4.10 Conclusion""; ""Suggested Reading""; ""5 Ricardo on Value and Distribution""; ""5.1 Introduction""; ""5.2 Demand-Supply Analysis""; ""5.3 Cost Price and Allocative Economics""; ""5.4 Alternative Opportunities and the Inverse Wage�Profit Relation""; ""5.5 Cost and Rent""; ""5.6 Resource Allocation and Distribution""; ""5.7 The Comparative-Cost Theory of Trade""; ""5.8 The Measure of Value""; ""5.9 Profits an 'Exploitation' Income?""; ""5.10 The Inverse Relation a Truism'?"" ""5.11 The Inverse Relation and the Monetary Mechanism""""5.12 Summary and Conclusion""; ""Suggested Reading""; ""6 Mill on Value and Distribution""; ""6.1 Introduction""; ""6.2 Short-run Price Formation""; ""6.3 Consumer Behaviour""; ""6.4 Demand�Supply Analysis, Cost Price and Profit Rate Equalization""; ""6.5 The Adjustment Mechanism: an Elaboration""; ""6.6 Variable-cost Conditions""; ""6.7 Imperfect Competition""; ""6.8 The Wage Structure""; ""6.9 Derived Demand""; ""6.10 International Values""; ""6.11 The Fundamental Theorem on Distribution and Allocation Theory"" ""6.12 Concluding Note""""Suggested Reading""; ""7 Smith on Capital, Employment and Growth""; ""7.1 Introduction""; ""7.2 The National Income Accounts""; ""7.3 The Savings Process""; ""7.4 Aggregate Employment Capacity""; ""7.5 The Secular Pattern of Factor Demand and Supply""; ""7.6 The Trend Path of Factor Returns""; ""7.7 Economic Development: Technical Progress""; ""7.8 Economic Development: Investment Priorities and Policy""; ""7.9 Economic Development: Agriculture""; ""7.10 Economic Development: the Place of Money""; ""Suggested Reading""; ""8 Ricardo on Capital, Employment and Growth""
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