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Fifty Major Economists / Edition 3
     

Fifty Major Economists / Edition 3

by Steven Pressman
 

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ISBN-10: 0415645093

ISBN-13: 9780415645096

Pub. Date: 10/02/2013

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An introduction to the life, work and ideas of the people who have shaped the economic landscape from the sixteenth century to the present day. Now in a third edition, it considers how major economists might have viewed challenges such as the continuing economic slump, high unemployment and the sovereign debt problems which face the world today, it includes

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An introduction to the life, work and ideas of the people who have shaped the economic landscape from the sixteenth century to the present day. Now in a third edition, it considers how major economists might have viewed challenges such as the continuing economic slump, high unemployment and the sovereign debt problems which face the world today, it includes entries on:

• Paul Krugman

• Hyman Minsky

• John Maynard Keynes

• Adam Smith

• Irving Fisher

• James Buchanan

Fifty Major Economists contains brief biographical information on each featured economist and an explanation of their major contributions to economics, along with simple illustrations of their ideas. With reference to the recent work of living economists, guides to the best of recent scholarship and a glossary of terms, Fifty Major Economists is an ideal resource for students of economics. 

Steven Pressman is Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University. He has published around 120 articles in refereed journals and as book chapters, and has authored, or edited 13 books, including Women in the Age of Economic Transformation, Economics and Its Discontents, Alternative Theories of the State, and Leading Contemporary Economists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415645096
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/02/2013
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Alphabetical list of contents     ix
Preface     xi
Introduction     xiii
Thomas Mun (1571-1641)     3
William Petty (1623-87)     7
John Locke (1632-1704)     12
Richard Cantillon (1687?-1734?)     17
Francois Quesnay (1694-1774)     21
David Hume (1711-76)     28
Adam Smith (1723-90)     32
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)     41
Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834)     46
David Ricardo (1772-1823)     51
Antoine Augustin Cournot (1801-77)     59
John Stuart Mill (1806-73)     64
Karl Marx (1818-83)     70
Leon Walras (1834-1910)     78
William Stanley Jevons (1835-82)     84
Carl Menger (1840-1921)     89
Alfred Marshall (1842-1924)     95
Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (1845-1926)     102
John Bates Clark (1847-1938)     109
Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923)     115
Eugen Von Bohm-Bawerk (1851-1914)     121
Knut Wicksell (1851-1926)     126
Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929)     131
Irving Fisher (1867-1947)     137
Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877-1959)     143
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)     149
Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950)     158
Piero Sraffa (1898-1983)     163
Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987)     168
Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992)     174
Simon Kuznets (1901-85)     181
John von Neumann (1903-57)     187
Joan Robinson (1903-83)     194
Jan Tinbergen (1903-94)     201
John Hicks (1904-89)     208
Wassily Leontief (1906-99)     217
Nicholas Kaldor (1908-86)     223
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-)     229
Milton Friedman (1912-)     235
Paul Samuelson (1915-)     243
Franco Modigliani (1918-2003)     250
James M. Buchanan (1919-)     256
Douglass Cecil North (1920-)     261
Kenneth J. Arrow (1921-)     267
Barbara R. Bergmann (1927-)     273
Gary Becker (1930-)     280
Amartya Sen (1933-)     286
Daniel Kahneman (1934-)     292
Robert E. Lucas, Jr. (1937-)     300
Joseph Stiglitz (1943-)     306
Glossary     314

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