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Economic Theory in Retrospect - Mark Blaug

Economic Theory in Retrospect

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Published: 7th April 1997
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This is a history of economic thought from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes--but it is a history with a difference. Firstly, it is history of economic theory, not of economic doctrines. Secondly, it includes detailed Reader's Guides to nine of the major texts of economics in the effort to encourage students to become acquainted at first hand with the writings of all the great economists. This fifth edition adds new Reader's Guides to Walras' Elements of Pure Economics and Keynes' General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money as well as major additions to the chapters on marginal productivity theory, general equilibrium theory and welfare economics.

'... this last edition of his magnum opus - witty, serious; iconoclastic, devout; in its core unchanged, full of new insights, is the best yet. I cannot imagine a scholar's library - or for that matter a student's - without it.' Robert Heilbroner 'Economic Theory in Retrospect has, for over three decades, stood out among the essential secondary literature for its thoroughness and depth, scope and scholarship. It is most reassuring, therefore that Blaug's great work will be continuing in a new edition, as a mainstay of serious courses in the history of economics, well into the next century and next millennium.' Terence Hutchison

Introduction
Pre-Adamite economics
Adam Smith
Population, diminishing returns and rent
Ricardo's system
Say's Law and classical monetary theory
John Stuart Mill
Marxian economics
The marginal revolution
Marshallian economics: utility and demand
Marshallian economics: cost and supply
Marginal productivity and factor prices
The Austrian theory of capital and interest
General equilibrium and welfare economics
Spatial economics and the classical theory of location
The neoclassical theory of money, interest and prices
Macroeconomics
A methodological postscript
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ISBN: 9780521577014
ISBN-10: 0521577012
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 7th April 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.0  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 1.29
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised