Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of Great Thinkers / Edition 2

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"Here is a bold, updated history of economics - the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this popular work to provide more material on Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and expanded coverage ofJoseph Stiglitz, "imperfect" markets, and behavioral economics." This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues through the present day. The text examines the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. To make the work more engaging, boxes in each chapter highlight little-known - and often amusing - facts about the economists' personal lives that effected their work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765622266
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/29/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Illustrations, Photographs, and Tables


1 It All Started With Adam

2 The French Connection: Laissez Faire Avance!

3 The Irreverent Malthus Challenges the New Model of Prosperity

4 Tricky Ricardo Takes Economics Down a Dangerous Road

5 Milling Around: John Stuart Mill and the Socialists Search for Utopia

6 Marx Madness Plunges Economics into a New Dark Age

7 Out of the Blue Danube: Menger and the Austrians Reverse the Tide

8 Marshalling the Troops: Scientific Economics Comes of Age

9 Go West, Young Man: Americans Solve the Distribution Problem in Economics

10 The Conspicuous Veblen Versus the Protesting Weber: Two Critics Debate the Meaning of Capitalism

11 The Fisher King Tries to Catch the Missing Link in Macroeconomics

12 The Missing Mises: Mises (and Wicksell) Make a Major Breakthrough

13 The Keynes Mutiny: Capitalism Faces Its Greatest Challenge

14 Paul Raises the Keynesian Cross: Samuelson and Modern Economics

15 Milton's Paradise: Friedman Leads a Monetary Counterrevolution

16 The Creative Destruction of Socialism: The Dark Vision of Joseph Schumpeter

17 Dr. Smith Goes to Washington: The Triumph of Market Economics


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