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This book presents a historical overview of economics to explain the functioning of a market economy. Through discussion of the major schools of economic thought, along with biographical sketches of the leading economists of each period, The Age of the Economist emphasizes the relationship between economic theory and policy and how both are influenced by events, ideologies and changing economic institutions.
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Surveying the history of economics from Adam Smith's day to the 1990s for those with interest but not expertise in the field, Rusfeld (U. of Michigan) explores the ideas and events which shaped competing economic theories over the past 200 years: e.g., Marxism, women and the economy, the Keynesian revolution, and capitalism post-World War II. First published in 1966. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321031433
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 9/3/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Economics and the Market Economy 7
2 The Early Days 13
3 Adam Smith 23
4 Classical Economics 37
5 Socialism and Karl Marx 56
6 The Philosophy of Individualism 75
7 Neoclassical Economics 84
8 The Human Family 99
9 Women and the Economy 116
10 The Keynesian Revolution 127
11 Economic Planning 139
12 World War II and the Cold War 154
13 Capitalism After the Second World War 169
14 A Half-Century of High Theory 197
Suggested Reading 225
Name Index 241
Subject Index 244
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