Literature Of The Political Economy / Edition 2

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Samuel Hollander is widely recognized as one of the most important and controversial historians of economic thought. This second volume collects together essays extending beyond classical economics, the subject with which he is most associated. This collection includes:

• studies in Scholastic, Smithian and Marshallian literature

• papers on the Corn-Law pamphlet literature of 1815, the post-Ricardian dissension, and the marginal revolution

• essays on T.R. Malthus, including four bibliographical studies
The volume also includes an autobiographical section and reviews of a broad range of important books published in the last thirty years.

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Editorial Reviews

A controversial historian of economic thought, Hollander (economics, U. of Toronto) allows his supporters and opponents another shot at 20 essays published between 1961 and 1996 on Adam Smith, 19th-century literature, Malthus, and a range of topics in early papers. He also offers biographical perspectives with a 1996 addendum to a 1995 memoir, an explanation of his teaching method, and a remembrance of fellow Canadian economic historian William Jaff<'e> (1898-1980). His early papers discuss the interpretation of the just price, the representative firm and imperfect competition, and the role of the state in vocational training. Also included are 15 short reviews of others' work. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415114295
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/15/1997
  • Edition description: 2 ED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Chapters
Pt. I Biographical Perspectives
1 'It's an Ill Wind ...': A Memoir (1995) and Addendum (1996) 3
2 On the Teaching of the History of Economic Thought: Attack the Best Defence (1975) 28
3 In Memoriam: William Jaffe, 1898-1980 (1981) 35
Pt. II Three Early Papers
4 The Representative Firm and Imperfect Competition (1961) 41
5 On the Interpretation of the Just Price (1965) 49
6 The Role of the State in Vocational Training: The Classical Economists' View (1968) and Reply to E. G. West (1969) 65
Pt. III Adam Smith
7 The Historical Dimension of the Wealth of Nations (1976) 87
8 Adam Smith and the Self-Interest Axiom (1977) 104
Pt. IV Nineteenth-Century Literature
9 The Post-Ricardian Dissension: A Case-Study in Economics and Ideology (1980) 127
10 On P. Mirowski's 'Physics and the "Marginalist Revolution"' (1989) 170
11 On A. Arnon's Thomas Tooke: Pioneer of Monetary Theory (1995) 187
12 The Corn-Law Pamphlet Literature of 1815: Malthus, West, Ricardo and Torrens (1996) 193
Pt. V Malthus
13 On the Works of Thomas Robert Malthus (1988) 247
14 New Editions of Malthus (1991) 250
15 On Malthus's Physiocratic References (1992) 258
16 Malthus's Abandonment of Agricultural Protectionism: A Discovery in the History of Economic Thought (1992) 269
17 More on Malthus and Agricultural Protection (1995) 283
18 Malthus as Physiocrat: Surplus versus Scarcity (1995) 289
19 Introduction to Facsimile Reprints of Malthus's Essay on Population (1996) 317
20 On the Authorship of 'Spence on Commerce' in the Edinburgh Review, January 1808 (1996) 349
21 Short Reviews 365
Index 403
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