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

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $90.74
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 9%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $90.74   
  • New (3) from $105.17   
  • Used (3) from $90.74   

More About This Textbook

Overview

"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.
Read More Show Less

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

Introduction

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

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)