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.

The Wealth of Ideas

Author: Alessandro Roncaglia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521691871
Release Date: 2006-11-30
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.

Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations A Story of Economic Discovery

Author: David Warsh
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066364
Release Date: 2007-05-17
Genre: Business & Economics

"What The Double Helix did for biology, David Warsh's Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations does for economics."—Boston Globe A stimulating and inviting tour of modern economics centered on the story of one of its most important breakthroughs. In 1980, the twenty-four-year-old graduate student Paul Romer tackled one of the oldest puzzles in economics. Eight years later he solved it. This book tells the story of what has come to be called the new growth theory: the paradox identified by Adam Smith more than two hundred years earlier, its disappearance and occasional resurfacing in the nineteenth century, the development of new technical tools in the twentieth century, and finally the student who could see further than his teachers. Fascinating in its own right, new growth theory helps to explain dominant first-mover firms like IBM or Microsoft, underscores the value of intellectual property, and provides essential advice to those concerned with the expansion of the economy. Like James Gleick's Chaos or Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe, this revealing book takes us to the frontlines of scientific research; not since Robert Heilbroner's classic work The Worldly Philosophers have we had as attractive a glimpse of the essential science of economics.

The History of Economic Thought

Author: Steven G Medema
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136742880
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.

Economics Evolving

Author: Agnar Sandmo
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691148427
Release Date: 2011-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics

This book describes the history of economic thought, focusing on the development of economic theory from Adam Smith's 'Wealth of Nations' to the late twentieth century. The text concentrates on the most important figures in the history of the economics. The book examines how important economists have reflected on the sometimes conflicting goals of efficient resource use and socially acceptable income distribution.--[book cover].

A History of Economic Theory

Author: Jürg Niehans
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801849764
Release Date: 1994-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This book offers a comprehensive account of the builders and building blocks of modern mainstream economics. Jrg Niehans shows how the analytical tools used by economists have evolved from the eighteenth century to the present, and he describes economic theory in the model-building era, from Pigou and Keynes to Rational Expectations.

Adam s Fallacy

Author: Duncan K. Foley
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674027077
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics

This book could be called "The Intelligent Person's Guide to Economics." The title expresses Duncan Foley's belief that economics at its most abstract and interesting level is a speculative philosophical discourse, not a deductive or inductive science. Adam's fallacy is the attempt to separate the economic sphere of life, in which the pursuit of self-interest is led by the invisible hand of the market to a socially beneficial outcome, from the rest of social life, in which the pursuit of self-interest is morally problematic and has to be weighed against other ends.

The Making of Modern Economics

Author: Mark Skousen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317513780
Release Date: 2017-07-14
Genre: Business & Economics

This book presents a bold, engaging and updated history of economics--the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this popular work, now in its third edition. This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues through the present day. The text examines the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. Boxes in each chapter highlight little-known and entertaining facts about the economists' personal lives that had an influence on their work.

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, this companion offers a comprehensive and sophisticated exploration of the history of economic thought. The volume has a threefold focus: the history of economic thought, the history of economics as a discipline, and the historiography of economic thought. Provides sophisticated introductions to a vast array of topics. Focuses on a unique range of topics, including the history of economic thought, the history of the discipline of economics, and the historiography of economic thought.

Economic Theory in Retrospect

Author: Mark Blaug
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107717343
Release Date: 1997-03-27
Genre: Business & Economics

This is a history of economic thought from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes - but it is a history with a difference. Firstly, it is a history of economic theory, not of economic doctrines, that is, it is consistently focused on theoretical analysis, undiluted by entertaining historical digressions or biological colouring. Secondly, it includes detailed Reader's Guides to nine of the major texts of economics, namely the works of Smith, Ricardo, Mill, Marx, Marshall, Wickstead, Wicksell, Walras and Keynes, in the effort to encourage students to become acquainted at first hand with the writings of all the great economists. This fifth edition, first published in 1997, adds new Reader's Guides to Walras's Elements of Pure Economics (1871–74) and Keynes' General Theory to the previous seven Reader's Guides of other great books in economics. There are significant and major additions to six chapters.

The Origin of Wealth

Author: Eric D. Beinhocker
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 157851777X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

What is wealth? How is it created? And how can we create more of it for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and societies? In The Origin of Wealth, Eric Beinhocker provides provocative new answers to these fundamental questions. Beinhocker surveys the cutting-edge ideas of economists and scientists and brings their work alive for a broad audience. These researchers, he explains, are revolutionizing economics by showing how the economy is an evolutionary system, much like a biological system. It is economic evolution that creates wealth and has taken us from the Stone Age to the $36.5 trillion global economy of today. By better understanding economic evolution, Beinhocker writes, we can better understand how to create more wealth. The author shows how complexity economics is turning conventional wisdom on its head in areas ranging from business strategy and organizational design to investment strategy and public policy. As sweeping in scope as its title, The Origin of Wealth will rewire our thinking about the workings of the global economy and where it is going.

Selections from The Wealth of Nations

Author: Adam Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118822838
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Political Science

This carefully annotated selection features the main analysis of the operation of an economic system, the introductory chapter of the great attack on mercantilism, and portions of the analysis of the functions of the state-Books I, IV, and V. Edited by George J. Stigler, this useful volume includes an introduction and a bibliography.