The Wealth of Ideas

Author: Alessandro Roncaglia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521843375
Release Date: 2005-04-28
Genre: Business & Economics

This 2005 book traces the history of economic thought from its prehistory to the present day.

A Brief History of Economic Thought

Author: Alessandro Roncaglia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107175334
Release Date: 2017-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics

A clear and concise history of economic thought, developed from the author's award-winning book, The Wealth of Ideas.

A Companion to the History of Economic Thought

Author: Warren J. Samuels
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405128964
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Assembling contributions from top thinkers in the field, thiscompanion offers a comprehensive and sophisticated exploration ofthe history of economic thought. The volume has a threefold focus:the history of economic thought, the history of economics as adiscipline, and the historiography of economic thought. Provides sophisticated introductions to a vast array oftopics. Focuses on a unique range of topics, including the history ofeconomic thought, the history of the discipline of economics, andthe historiography of economic thought.

Medieval Economic Thought

Author: Diana Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521458935
Release Date: 2002-10-17
Genre: Business & Economics

An introduction to medieval economic thought from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries.

Departure for Modern Europe

Author: Hubertus Busche
Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783787323968
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Philosophy

Die epochalen Umbrüche im Denken der Frühen Neuzeit waren für die Ausbildung des Weltbilds der Moderne von prägender Kraft. Die Entdeckungen und Neuorientierungen, die Europa in der Zeit zwischen 1400 und 1700 bewegten, bilden nicht nur die Vorgeschichte der Gegenwart, sondern markieren deren Beginn. Mit dem Handbuch Departure for Modern Europe, das die Beiträge des 2007 ausgetragenen Ersten Internationalen Kongresses der European Society for Early Modern Philosophy enthält, liegt erstmalig eine von Experten internationalen Ranges zusammengestellte umfassende Gesamtschau der Erneuerungen und Neuansätzen in allen Bereichen der tätigen Weltgestaltung und intellektuellen Welterfassung in der Frühen Neuzeit vor, auf denen unser modernes Weltbild beruht. Von der Entdeckung der Ökonomie als der treibenden Kraft für die Umformungen der Gesellschaft über die Anerkennung der Freiheit des Subjekts bis hin zur Erneuerung der Wissenschaften unter dem Primat des Kriteriums der empirischen Forschung bleibt die Frühe Neuzeit unter allen Epochen der Philosophie- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte diejenige, auf die wir zuerst zurückblicken müssen, wenn es darum geht, das Weltbild der Moderne aus seinen Anfängen zu verstehen. Das mehrsprachige Handbuch ist auf die folgenden Aspekte fokussiert: 1) the self-reflection of early modern philosophy, 2) the analysis of early modern knowledge about nature, 3) early modern knowledge about man in general and 4) early modern knowledge about human action in particular, and 5) the relation between early modern knowledge and its environment.

A History of Indian Economic Thought

Author: Ajit K. Dasgupta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134925506
Release Date: 2002-01-04
Genre: Business & Economics

The history of Indian economic thought provides rich insights into both economic issues and the workings of the Indian mind. A History of Indian Economic Thought provides the first overview of economic thought in the sub-continent. Arguing that it would be inappropriate to rely on formal economic analyses it draws on a wide range of sources; epics, religious and moral texts for the early period and public speeches, addresses, and newspaper articles for controversies from the nineteenth century onwards. What emerges is a rich mosaic reflecting India's different cultures and civilizations. Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam all address economic issues and British colonial rule had a deep impact, both in propagating Western economic ideas and in provoking Indian theories of colonialism and underdevelopment. The author concludes with chapters on Ghandian economics and on Indian economic thought since Independence.

The History of Economic Ideas

Author: Brandon Dupont
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317326816
Release Date: 2017-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics

The global financial crisis has drawn attention to the importance of understanding historical ideas and learning lessons from the past. However, it can sometimes be difficult to trace the connections between old ideas and modern day issues. This textbook traces the evolution of economic ideas from the ancient to the modern world by examining the contributions of the most important scholars to some of the most important ideas in economics. The History of Economic Ideas surveys topics that are important for the understanding of contemporary economic issues, including the ethical foundations of modern economics; ideas regarding property rights; price theory; money and interest; public finance; the theories of business cycles and economic growth; international trade; and issues related to population and resource use. The book’s originality lies in its overall organization, which allows readers to explore the development of ideas on a specific topic in detail. Yet it is brief enough to use alongside the original writings on which it is based. Filled with student-friendly features including a series of "Did You Know" facts and end-of-chapter questions, this book is engaging and provides invaluable reading for all students of the history of economic thought and economic issues.

The History of Economic Thought

Author: Steven G Medema
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136742958
Release Date: 2013-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics

From the ancients to the moderns, questions of economic theory and policy have been an important part of intellectual and public debate, engaging the attention of some of history’s greatest minds. This book brings together readings from more than two thousand years of writings on economic subjects. Through these selections, the reader can see first-hand how the great minds of past grappled with some of the central social and economic issues of their times and, in the process, enhanced our understanding of how economic systems function. This collection of readings covers the major themes that have preoccupied economic thinkers throughout the ages, including price determination and the underpinnings of the market system, monetary theory and policy, international trade and finance, income distribution, and the appropriate role for government within the economic system. These ideas unfold, develop, and change course over time at the hands of scholars such as Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, François Quesnay, David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, Alfred Marshall, Irving Fisher, Thorstein Veblen, John Maynard Keynes, Milton Friedman, and Paul Samuelson. Each reading has been selected with a view to both enlightening the reader as to the major contributions of the author in question and to giving the reader a broad view of the development of economic thought and analysis over time. This book will be useful for students, scholars, and lay people with an interest in the history of economic thought and the history of ideas generally.

Competing Schools of Economic Thought

Author: Lefteris Tsoulfidis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540926931
Release Date: 2010-06-29
Genre: Business & Economics

1. 1 Introduction This book was born out of our reaction to the way in which the usual texts cover the subject of the history of economic thought. In most of these texts, there is a tendency to emphasize the similarities and differences between all the important economists and form a repository of encyclopedic knowledge where one can study the seemingly important economic ideas. In this book, we argue that it is much more fruitful to focus on the essential ideas of each and every school of economic thought and relate them to present-day problems, than to engage into a sterile discussion of the ideas and the lives of the great economists of the past. Thus, although this book deals with the history of economic thought, it does not necessarily follow a historic (in the sense of the order of presentation) approach, but rather a logical one, that is to say it deals with the social conditions associated with the emergence of a school of economic thought, its evolution, and its contemporary in?uence. One cannot write a book on the history of economic thought without writing separate chapters on the major economists of the past, that is, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, and J. M. Keynes. Of course these economists formed schools of economic thought, that is, the classical and the Keynesian.

A Short History of Economic Thought

Author: Bo Sandelin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317673767
Release Date: 2014-08-08
Genre: Business & Economics

This book, now in its third edition, provides an elementary introduction to the history of economic thought. A chapter is devoted to each of the major developments in the history of the discipline, before a concluding chapter in which the authors draw together some of the key strands and comment on some major works and textbooks in the history of economic ideas. They also reflect on the changes in economic thinking within the general context of the philosophy of science. This new edition continues to offer the clear and concise coverage of the main schools of thought and paradigm shifts in the field that has become the volume’s trademark. The book has been thoroughly updated throughout in order to reflect changes in the landscape of the field. Details on key thinkers, and aspects of the story such as the evolution of scholarship on growth and development, have been added or expanded, whilst not compromising on the book’s concise approach. Key updates include: Biographical- and bibliographical information is brought up to date throughout the text North American economists John Kenneth Galbraith and Kenneth Ewart Boulding make their first appearance in this edition Information on developments in institutional economics, addressing in particular the works of 2009 Nobel prize winner Elinor Ostrom). This book has become well known for its innovative coverage of the economic thinking of mainland Europe, whilst also addressing Anglo-American trends. It provides a short and highly readable overview of the evolution of economic thought, usable in courses where the history of economic thought constitutes only a small part or required background reading. It continues to be an extremely useful, much needed text for all introductory economics courses in the field.

History of Environmental Economic Thought

Author: Erhun Kula
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415406857
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume presents the ideas of major figures in economics throughout history on key environmental issues such as population growth, resource scarcity and environmental contamination. Throughout, the historical roots of current debates are explored with empirical case studies illustrating the link between theory and practice. The final chapters look at current ideas on sustainability, and ethical and spiritual dimensions of humanity's relationship with the environment. Providing fascinating insight into the development of environmental economic thought, this volume will be of great interest to students and researchers in the history of economic thought and environmental economics.

What Economists Do A Journey through the History of Economic Thought

Author: Attiat F. Ott; Sheila Vegari
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781491701270
Release Date: 2013-08-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Economists are sometimes praised and often chastised for what happens to the nation and the world economies. But what exactly do economists do to earn either praise or scorn? Author Attiat F. Ott with Sheila Vegari explores the answer to that question in What Economists Do: A Journey through the History of Economic Thought. Ott and Vegari outline the discipline of economics through the views and ideas of nine political economists of the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and the twentieth centuries. The chronologies of ideas involve a journey through the history of economic thought from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations to Nobel Laureate James Buchanan’s The Calculus of Consent. This study reviews some of the arguments offered about economics as a science, presents the concepts of political economy, and discusses the principles of the macro economy as put forth by John Maynard Keynes in The General Theory. It also covers the idea of the public economy advanced by the classical economists and augmented by the work of Paul Samuelson, Richard Musgrave, Gordon Tullock and James Buchanan. It examines the role of the economist as a teacher, a political economist, and as an adviser to policy makers. What Economists Do: A Journey through the History of Economic Thought provides an intriguing picture of how economics has come of age through a chronology of ideas and principles that shape the world’s economies.