A Companion to the History of Economic Thought (Blackwell Companions to Contemporary Economics Series) / Edition 1

A Companion to the History of Economic Thought (Blackwell Companions to Contemporary Economics Series) / Edition 1

by Warren J. Samuels, Jeff E. Biddle
     
 

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. The essays in the first part focus on the

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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. The essays in the first part focus on the history of economic ideas, with topics ranging from ancient, medieval, and Islamic thought, to Marxian, Utopian, and postwar thought. The second part explores important historiographical topics, including the sociology of economics, methodology, exegesis, and textuality.

Each essay serves as a complex introduction to the chosen topic, and gathered together they provide an extensive synthesis of the field as a whole. The volume is an essential resource for anyone researching or studying the history of economic thought, and will also serve as an excellent text for courses in this area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631225737
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/15/2003
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Contemporary Economics Series, #15
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
7.41(w) x 10.27(h) x 2.04(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

List of Tables x

List of Contributors xi

Preface xv

1 Research Styles in the History of Economic Thought 1
Jeff E. Biddle

PART I HISTORICAL SURVEYS

2 Ancient and Medieval Economics 11
S. Todd Lowry

3 Contributions of Medieval Muslim Scholars to the History of Economics and their Impact: A Refutation of the Schumpeterian Great Gap 28
Hamid S. Hosseini

4 Mercantilism 46
Lars G. Magnusson

5 Physiocracy and French Pre-Classical Political Economy 61
Philippe Steiner

6 Pre-Classical Economics in Britain 78
Anthony Brewer

7 Adam Smith (1723–1790): Theories of Political Economy 94
Andrew S. Skinner

8 Classical Economics 112
Denis P. O’Brien

9 Post-Ricardian British Economics, 1830–1870 130
Sandra J. Peart and David M. Levy

10 Karl Marx: His Work and the Major Changes in its Interpretation 148
Geert Reuten

11 The Surplus Interpretation of the Classical Economists 167
Heinz D. Kurz

12 Non-Marxian Socialism 184
J. E. King

13 Utopian Economics 201
Warren J. Samuels

14 Historical Schools of Economics: German and English 215
Keith Tribe

15 American Economics to 1900 231
William J. Barber

16 English Marginalism: Jevons, Marshall, and Pigou 246
Peter Groenewegen

17 The Austrian Marginalists: Menger, Böhm-Bawerk, and Wieser 262
Steven Horwitz

18 Early General Equilibrium Economics: Walras, Pareto, and Cassel 278
Donald A. Walker

19 The “First” Imperfect Competition Revolution 294
Maria Cristina Marcuzzo

20 The Stabilization of Price Theory, 1920–1955 308
Roger E. Backhouse

21 Interwar Monetary and Business Cycle Theory: Macroeconomics before Keynes 325
Robert W. Dimand

22 Keynes and the Cambridge School 343
G. C. Harcourt and Prue Kerr

23 American Institutional Economics in the Interwar Period 360
Malcolm Rutherford

24 Postwar Neoclassical Microeconomics 377
S. Abu Turab Rizvi

25 The Formalist Revolution of the 1950s 395
Mark Blaug

26 A History of Postwar Monetary Economics and Macroeconomics 411
Kevin D. Hoover

27 The Economic Role of Government in the History of Economic Thought 428
Steven G. Medema

28 Postwar Heterodox Economics 445

A The Austrian School of Economics: 1950–2000 445
Peter J. Boettke and Peter T. Leeson

B Feminist Economics 454
Janet A. Seiz

C Institutional Economics 462
Geoffrey M. Hodgson

D Post Keynesian Economics 471
Sheila C. Dow

E Radical Political Economy 479
Bruce Pietrykowski

PART II HISTORIOGRAPHY

29 Historiography 491
Matthias Klaes

30 The Sociology of Economics and Scientific Knowledge, and the History of Economic Thought 507
A. W. Bob Coats

31 Exegesis, Hermeneutics, and Interpretation 523
Ross B. Emmett

32 Textuality and the History of Economics: Intention and Meaning 538
Vivienne Brown

33 Mathematical Modeling as an Exegetical Tool: Rational Reconstruction 553
A. M. C. Waterman

34 Economic Methodology since Kuhn 571
John B. Davis

35 Biography and the History of Economics 588
D. E. Moggridge

36 Economics and Economists in the Policy Process 606
Craufurd D. W. Goodwin

37 The International Diffusion of Economic Thought 622
José Luís Cardoso

38 The History of Ideas and Economics 634
Mark Perlman

39 Research in the History of Economic Thought as a Vehicle for the Defense and Criticism of Orthodox Economics 655
John Lodewijks

Name Index 669

Subject Index 688

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