A History of Economic Theory and Method / Edition 5

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Offering an in-depth coverage of economic ideas from ancient times to the present, this outstanding text delivers today's student powerful insight into the broad scope of past intellectual contributions to the evolution of contemporary economic thinking. Notably shying from a mind-numbing encyclopedic listing of isolated people and dusty ideas, the authors provide engaging discourse of both the ideas which have shaped contemporary economic theory and the different methods used for problem solving. The result is a wonderfully sound and inviting history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577664864
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/29/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,266,375
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Economics and Its History 1
2 Ancient and Medieval Economic Thought 11
3 Mercantilism and the Dawn of Capitalism 39
4 Economics Before Adam Smith: Irish, French, and Spanish Roots 66
5 Adam Smith: System Builder 97
6 Classical Economics (I): Utility, Population, and Money 124
7 Classical Economics (II): The Ricardian System and Its Critics 143
8 Classical Economics (III): John Stuart Mill 170
9 Economic Policy in the Classical Period 199
10 Karl Marx and the Revolt Against Classical Economics 225
11 Neoclassical Theorists Ahead of Their Time: Cournot and Dupuit 259
12 Microeconomics in Germany and Austria: Menger, Wieser, and Bohm-Bawerk 287
13 Microeconomics in England: William Stanley Jevons 319
14 Alfred Marshall and the Neoclassical Synthesis 339
15 The Vision and Impact of Leon Walras 382
16 Thorstein Veblen and American Institutional Economics 405
17 Competition Reconsidered: Chamberlin and Robinson 440
18 John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory, and the Development of Modern Macroeconomics 462
19 Contemporary Macroeconomics: The Quantity Theory, Monetarism, and Rational Expectations 487
20 Austrian Economics 507
21 Public Choice and Regulation: The New Political Economy 531
22 Contemporary Microeconomics: A Rich and Movable Feast 555
23 Postscript: Ideas, Events, and Economic Method 571
Acknowledgments 579
Name Index 583
Subject Index 594
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