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Essays on Adam Smith

Author: Andrew S Skinner; Thomas Wilson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1975.
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This volume is published in conjunction with a new edition of all the works of Adam Smith, commissioned by the University of Glasgow to celebrate the bicentenary of The Wealth of Nations. As a part of the celebrations, it was also felt appropriate to publish a series of essays by contemporary students of Smith which would cover the main areas of his work, as distinct from simply concentrating on the economics. To  Read more...
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Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam Smith; Adam (Philosoph) Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew S Skinner; Thomas Wilson
ISBN: 0198281919 9780198281917
OCLC Number: 2131921
Description: xvi, 647 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: On the role of utility and demand in The wealth of nations / S. Hollander --
Ricardo and Adam Smith / M.H. Dobb --
Compensating wage differentials / A. Rees --
Adam Smith on competition and increasing returns / G.B. Richardson --
Some aspects of the treatment of capital in The wealth of nations / M. Bowley --
Adam Smith on profits -paradox lost and regained / N. Rosenberg --
Adam Smith and society's decision-makers / J. Spengler --
Adam Smith's system of equilibrium growth / A. Lowe --
Adam Smith's theory of economic growth / W.A. Eltis --
Adam Smith and the theory of international trade / A.I. Bloomfield --
Adam Smith and the status of the theory of money / D. Vickers --
Adam Smith and the bankers / S.G. Checkland --
The paradox of progress: decline and decay on The wealth of nations / R.L. Heilbroner --
Adam Smith and alienation / E.G. West --
The treatment of the principles of public finance in The wealth of nations / A.T. Peacock --
The economics of education in English classical political economy: a re-examination / M. Blaug.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew S. Skinner and Thomas Wilson.

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This volume is published in conjunction with a new edition of all the works of Adam Smith, commissioned by the University of Glasgow to celebrate the bicentenary of The Wealth of Nations. As a part of the celebrations, it was also felt appropriate to publish a series of essays by contemporary students of Smith which would cover the main areas of his work, as distinct from simply concentrating on the economics. To this end, the first part is mainly concerned with the broadly philosophical and political aspects of Smith's contribution, the second, with the subject matter (by no means entirely economic) of The Wealth of Nations itself.

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