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The growth of economic thought

Author: Henry William Spiegel
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Offers an overview of the history of economics and a bibliographic survey of the economic literature of the 1980s and early 1990s. This work introduces students to a range of topics in the history of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spiegel, Henry William, 1911-
Growth of economic thought.
Durham : Duke University Press, 1991
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry William Spiegel
ISBN: 0822309653 9780822309659 0822309734 9780822309734
OCLC Number: 20564551
Description: xxviii, 868 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From the Bible to Plato: Founts of Western civilization --
From Aristotle to the fathers of the church --
Medieval economic thought: The practice of charity and the avoidance of sin --
The transition of the sixteenth century: From unity to diversity --
Mercantilism: Economic warfare for national gain --
Beyond mercantilism: The rise of quantitative methods ; The emergence of liberal ideas --
The rise of physiocratic thought: Nature's circular flow --
Discordant currents of thought: Galiani, Hume, Steuart --
Adam Smith's economics of self-reliance: The philosophical background --
The details of Smith's system and its reorganization by Say --
Malthus's population doctrine of self-denial --
Further transformation of Smith's economics: The concern with demand --
Ricardian economics: Liberalism enthroned --
From Ricardo to Mill: Consolidation and Ferment --
John Stuart Mill: Liberalism redeemed --
Interludes of historical economics: Baconian and related variants --
The Hegelian varient of historical economics --
Socialism before Marx: A diversity of views --
Marx: Salvation through revolution --
Socialism after Marx: Reform versus revolution --
Economics restructured: Marginalism and optimization: Forerunners and Jevons ; The Austrian school: Assent on utility ; The Lausanne school: A general equilibrium ; The Cambridge school: Transcending supply and demand --
From Wicksell to Keynes: The upsurge of monetary and income analysis --
Economic thought in the United States: Orthodoxy and dissent --
From Economics to econometrics --
An expanded profession in search of new frontiers.
Responsibility: Henry William Spiegel.


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