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Economic Theory in Retrospect

Economic Theory in Retrospect

5th Edition

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  • Date Published: March 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521577014

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  • 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 history of economic theory, not of economic doctrines. Secondly, it includes detailed Reader's Guides to nine of the major texts of economics in the effort to encourage students to become acquainted at first hand with the writings of all the great economists. This fifth edition adds new Reader's Guides to Walras' Elements of Pure Economics and Keynes' General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money as well as major additions to the chapters on marginal productivity theory, general equilibrium theory and welfare economics.

    • Important new edition of one of the classic texts in the history of economic thought
    • Contains important additions and changes bringing it right up to date with current research
    • Mark Blaug is perhaps the best known and most widely published historian of economic theory in the profession today
    • Highly acclaimed and well reviewed textbook
    • Includes reader's guides
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    "It is said there is only one Mark Blaug, the doyen of the history of economic thought. There are, in fact, five, each more remarkable than his predecessor. This last edition of his magnum opus-witty, serious; iconoclastic, devout; in its core unchanged, full of new insights-is the best yet. I cannot imagine a scholar's library-or for that matter a student's-without it." Robert Heilbroner

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    Product details

    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: March 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521577014
    • length: 752 pages
    • dimensions: 239 x 170 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.29kg
    • contains: 120 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Pre-Adamite economics
    2. Adam Smith
    3. Population, diminishing returns and rent
    4. Ricardo's system
    5. Say's Law and classical monetary theory
    6. John Stuart Mill
    7. Marxian economics
    8. The marginal revolution
    9. Marshallian economics: utility and demand
    10. Marshallian economics: cost and supply
    11. Marginal productivity and factor prices
    12. The Austrian theory of capital and interest
    13. General equilibrium and welfare economics
    14. Spatial economics and the classical theory of location
    15. The neoclassical theory of money, interest and prices
    16. Macroeconomics
    17. A methodological postscript.

  • Author

    Mark Blaug, Universiteit van Amsterdam

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