New Ideas from Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought

New Ideas from Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought

4.5 2
by Todd G. Buchholz, Martin Feldstein
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The classic introduction to economic thought, now updated in time for the publication of New Ideas from Dead CEOs

This entertaining and accessible introduction to the great economic thinkers throughout history? Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and more?shows how their ideas still apply to our modern world. In this

Overview

The classic introduction to economic thought, now updated in time for the publication of New Ideas from Dead CEOs

This entertaining and accessible introduction to the great economic thinkers throughout history? Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and more?shows how their ideas still apply to our modern world. In this revised edition, renowned economist Todd Buchholz offers an insightful and informed perspective on key economic issues in the new millennium: increasing demand for energy, the rise of China, international trade, aging populations, health care, and the effects of global warming. New Ideas from Dead Economists is a fascinating guide to understanding both the evolution of economic theory and our complex contemporary economy.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Any book that wants to acquaint the general reader with the history of economic thought must be compared to Robert L. Heilbroner's classic The Worldly Philosophers (S. & S., 1980. 5th ed.). This new book compares most favorably. It is easily accessible to a general audience. Buchholz, a former Harvard economics professor now teaching at the California Western School of Law, is especially strong in discussing the development of economic thought after World War II. Highly recommended for all libraries as an effective and entertaining introduction to economists and their ideas.-- Richard C. Schiming, Mankato State Univ., Minn .
Booknews
Integrates biographical information and explanations of the key ideas of some of the most influential economists of the past. Chapters treat Adam Smith, Malthus, David Ricardo, Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Alfred Marshall, and the Institutionalists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101043714
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/06/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
638,411
File size:
463 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Todd G. Buchholz is an internationally acclaimed economist who advises ABC News, as well as some of the world's leading investment funds. He has served as a director of economic policy at the White House and is a contribuiting editor for Worth magazine. Buchholz holds advanced degrees from Cambridge University and Harvard Law School and was awarded the Allyn Young Teaching Prize by Harvard University's Department of Economics.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

New Ideas from Dead Economists: An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
UTCheadle More than 1 year ago
This book is extremely well written and elucidating with regard to the influencers on today's economists and financial policy. From Paine and Malthus to Keynes and Friedman, the myriad reasons for economic tinkering (or not), profit maximization and production optimization is covered in a easy to understand and compelling manner. Objective, comprehensive (to 2007) and relevant - this book is a must for micro-economic theorists and students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago