Essays in the History of Mainstream Political Economy

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An essential addition to any economics library, these five volumes present the contributions and writings of an influential and prolific scholar.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814779453
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1992
  • Pages: 312

Meet the Author

Warren J. Samuels is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Physiocratic Theory of Property and State 12
2 The Physiocratic Theory of Economic Policy 28
3 Adam Smith and the Economy as a System of Power 47
4 The Political Economy of Adam Smith 65
5 The Classical Theory of Economic Policy: Non-Legal Social Control 86
6 Introduction to Thomas Robert Malthus, 'An Essay on the Principle of Population', 1798 (with John P. Henderson) 140
7 Introduction to Thomas Robert Malthus, Principles of Political Economy, 1820 (with John P. Henderson) 151
8 Edgeworth's Mathematical Psychics: A Centennial Notice 167
9 Ashley's and Taussig's Lectures on the History of Economic Thought at Harvard, 1896-7 176
10 The Teaching of Business Cycles in 1905-6: Insight into the Development of Macroeconomic Theory 203
11 The Teaching of Monetary Economics in the Early 1900s: Insight into the Development of Monetary Theory (with Andrew Gray) 223
12 Preface, 'Friedrich von Wieser in the History of Economic Thought' 239
13 Taussig on the Psychology of Economic Policy 245
14 Introduction, Frank W. Taussig, Inventors and Money-Maker's 258
15 The Influence of Friedrich von Wieser on Joseph A. Schumpeter 267
16 Introduction, William H. Hutt, Economists and the Public 284
Name Index 291
Subject Index 292
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