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Great Economists before Keynes

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Great Economists Before Keynes is an extensive and much acclaimed guide providing authoritative intellectual biographies together with portraits of 100 great economists of the past. This important book not only includes entries on familiar names, such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx and Leon Walras, but also includes descriptions of less well known yet equally important economists. Mark Blaug demonstrates that modern economics is an accumulated heritage of specific ideas of individual economists. Mark ...
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Overview

Great Economists Before Keynes is an extensive and much acclaimed guide providing authoritative intellectual biographies together with portraits of 100 great economists of the past. This important book not only includes entries on familiar names, such as Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx and Leon Walras, but also includes descriptions of less well known yet equally important economists. Mark Blaug demonstrates that modern economics is an accumulated heritage of specific ideas of individual economists. Mark Blaug has brought his formidable powers to bear on the history of economics producing a companion that nobody interested in economics will want to be without. The reprint of this classic work will be an essential reference source for instructors, researchers and students of economics.
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This reprint of a volume first published in Britain in 1986 provides thoughtful, well-balanced one- to two- page intellectual biographies of 100 important economists, from Thomas Mun 1571-1641 to John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946. Entries are in alphabetical order but the economists are also listed in chronological order in the front of the book. This is the companion volume to "Great Economists since Keynes" by the same author. Includes a few b&w portraits. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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