Fifty Major Economists / Edition 2

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"Fully updated to include the most recent developments in economic thought, this new edition explores the work of fifty major economists, from seventeenth century philosophers such as John Locke to contemporary economists such as Gary Becker, Robert Lucas, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz." 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, references to their major works, guides to further reading, and a glossary of terms. This book is an important and accessible resource for students of economics.
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"In this gem of a reference book, Pressman (economics, Monmouth Univ.) summarizes the contributions of 50 key economists...The selection is historic, including nine economists born before 1800 as well as nine living economists. Economists from diverse political perspectives are included, all presented in a balanced manner...Such coverage is a welcome addition to textbook and popular treatments of economics that typically omit the history of economic thought. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Public and academic library collections at all levels." - M H Maier, Glendale Community College in CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415366496
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/13/2006
  • Series: Routledge Key Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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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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