Money, Credit, and Commerce

Money, Credit, and Commerce

by Alfred Marshall
     
 

Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), distinguished British economist and one of the founders of the neoclassical school of economics, established his reputation with the magisterial Principles of Economics (1890). That magnum opus quickly became a standard reference work, went through eight editions in Marshall's lifetime, and to this day is considered one of the classic

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Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), distinguished British economist and one of the founders of the neoclassical school of economics, established his reputation with the magisterial Principles of Economics (1890). That magnum opus quickly became a standard reference work, went through eight editions in Marshall's lifetime, and to this day is considered one of the classic economic treatises. Among his areas of expertise was monetary analysis, but he did not have the opportunity to publish a systematic presentation of his views until his later years. Money, Credit, and Commerce, devoted to this subject, was his last major work.
Among the proposals made in this work for which he is most remembered is the adoption of "symmetalism," a plan for the combined use of gold and silver as the monetary base. Marshall also expressed his views on the relation of business fluctuations and the credit market to general unemployment. He saw reckless inflation of credit as the main cause of economic troubles.
As the foremost British economist of his time, he influenced a later generation of economists. One of his most gifted students was John Maynard Keynes, who disagreed with some of Marshall's ideas, yet continued to refer to Marshall's contributions as essential groundwork. For students of economics and monetary policy Money, Credit, and Commerce remains a valuable book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591020363
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Great Minds Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
475
Sales rank:
1,070,738
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.38(h) x 1.17(d)

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