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From classical economics to the theory of the firm : essays in honour of D.P. O'Brien

Author: D P O'Brien; Roger Backhouse; John Creedy
Publisher: Northampton, Ma. : Edward Elgar, ©1999.
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From classical economics to the theory of the firm.
Northampton, Ma. : Edward Elgar, c1999
(OCoLC)607395882
Named Person: D P O'Brien; D P O'Brien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D P O'Brien; Roger Backhouse; John Creedy
ISBN: 1840641460 9781840641462
OCLC Number: 41411899
Notes: "Appendix: Publications of D.P. O'Brien, F.B.A." (p. 14).
Description: xiv, 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Denis O'Brien's contribution to economics and the history of economic thought / Roger E. Backhouse, John Creedy 1 --
Appendix Publications of D.P. O'Brien, FBA 14 --
Part I Monetary Economics --
2. Historical origins of the cost-push fallacy / Thomas M. Humphrey 23 --
3. The classical theory of commodity money under a microscope / Paul A. Samuelson 47 --
4. Pre-war developments in portfolio theory / Ivo Maes, Paul Mizen, John R. Presley 65 --
Part II Classical Economics --
5. Does luxury consumption promote growth? / Walter Eltis 87 --
6. Adam Smith and Physiocracy / Andrew S. Skinner 104 --
7. Adam Smith on classes and saving / Anthony Brewer 120 --
Part III Marshall and Microeconomics --
8. The generational contract in classical and neoclassical economic though / David Collard 139 --
9. The theory of exchange in retrospect / John Creedy 154 --
10. Marshall's theory of the firm / Brian J. Loasby 175 --
11. Marshall on marketing / Mark Casson 194 --
Part IV Methodology --
12. Institutionalism as 'scientific' economics / Malcolm Rutherford 223 --
13. Adam Smith and general equilibrium theory / Terence Hutchison 243 --
14. The formalist revolution or what happened to orthodox economics after World War II? / Mark Blaug 257 --
15. Modelling invention: the use of models in the neoclassical literature on R&D / Roger E. Backhouse 281.
Responsibility: edited by Roger E. Backhouse, John Creedy.

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