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History of economic thought as an intellectual discipline

Author: D P O'Brien
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2007.
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"This book restates the importance of the study of the history of ideas, in the context of the writings of economists. After an initial statement, a case study involving five methodological detours is considered. This is followed by an analysis of a flawed attempt to remedy the manifest deficiencies of the static general equilibrium model." "Illustrated by discussions of methodological and historical issues, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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O'Brien, D.P. (Denis Patrick), 1939-
History of economic thought as an intellectual discipline.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2007
(OCoLC)654608178
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D P O'Brien
ISBN: 9781847202598 1847202594
OCLC Number: 73742933
Description: xii, 430 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Introduction. --
II. Methodology. History of economic thought as an intellectual discipline --
Five methodological detours --
Information and investment in a wider context --
III. History of economic thought. Classical economics : an overview --
Marshall's world in his correspondence --
Cannan : theory and the history of economic thought --
Friedrich August von Hayek --
Hayek : the union of law and economics --
Hayek in history of economic thought --
Mcculloch and the literature of economics --
Samuelson : the theorist as historian of economic thought.
Responsibility: D.P. O'Brien.
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