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The economy of the word : language, history, and economics

Author: Keith Tribe
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: Oxford studies in the history of economics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Economy of the Word, Keith Tribe examines the historical construction of economic language.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Tribe
ISBN: 9780190211615 019021161X
OCLC Number: 907626024
Description: ix, 335 pages : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Not a Method, But a Grammar ; PART I: WORD AND NUMBER ; 2. The Word: Economy ; 3. The Measurement of Economic Activity and the Growth Metric: Constructing National Income in Britain, 1907-1941 ; PART II: READING - RECEPTION ; 4. Reading "Trade" in The Wealth of Nations ; 5. Das Adam Smith Problem and the Origins of Smith Scholarship ; PART III: ECONOMICS AS THE THEORY OF INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY ; 6. Karl Marx's Critique of Political Economy: A Critique ; 7. "The Price is Right": le prix juste and the Algebra of Action ; 8. Sources, Arguments, and Prospect
Series Title: Oxford studies in the history of economics
Responsibility: Keith Tribe

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