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Nassau Senior and classical economics

Author: Marian Bowley
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Routledge library editions., Economics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nassau Senior is one of the most significant economists in the classical tradition. This study is based both on his unpublished and published lectures and writings.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Nassau William Senior; Nassau William Senior
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marian Bowley
ISBN: 0415313236 9780415313230
OCLC Number: 51668166
Description: 360 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Scope and method. Early controversies, Ricardo, Malthus, etc. ; Senior's views, 1826-47 ; Senior's final views, 1847-52 --
The theory of value. Adam Smith ; The theory of value in France ; The Ricardians ; Senior and the English dissenters ; Hermann and the German economists ; Conclusion --
Population and rent. Senior on population ; Senior's attempt to generalize the theory of rent --
Capital and interest. Senior's first version of the abstinence theory --
Senior's second version --
Some criticisms of the theroy. The theory of wages. Wages in The wealth of nations ; Population and wages ; Productivity and wages ; The wage fund ; Wages in different occupations ; Summary ; Note on the Seven opinions inconsistent with Senior's statement of the Wage-Fund Theory --
Money and international trade --
The scope of government and social policy. Senior's early opinions, 1825-32 ; Senior's opinions, 1832-47 ; Senior's opinions, 1847-64 ; Conclusions ; Note on Senior on trade unions --
The Poor Law problem. Senior's early opinions ; Problems faced by the Poor Law Commission, 1834 ; Particular problems considered in more detail ; poor law, population and wages ; Proposals for reform ; The Poor Law Amendment Act, 1834 ; Conclusions. Appendix I. Senior on Ireland --
Appendix II. Bibliography of Senior's writings --
Appendix III. Questions proposed by Senior at the Political Economy Club --
Index.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Economics series.
Responsibility: Marian Bowley.

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"one of the best contributions to the history of economic thought during recent years" - P. M. Rosenstein-Rodan

 
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