A Critical Analysis of the Contributions of Notable Black Economists: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Critical Analysis of the Contributions of Notable Black Economists

1st Edition

By Kojo A. Quartey

Routledge

138 pages

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This book introduces and critically analyzes the achievements of major black economists and their contributions to the realm of economic thought. The book begins with a brief overview of the contribution of Africans to philosophy and economic thought and goes on to discuss individuals who have made the most significant contributions to this field. There is particular reference to their background and influences including a critical analysis of individual thought. Kojo Quartey's book provides an essential supplement to any economic history text.

Table of Contents

Contents: The nature of economics; The ancient African scholars; William Edward Burghardt Du Bois - the multi-disciplinary scholar (1868-1963); Sir W. Arthur Lewis - development economist and Nobel Laureate (1915-1990); Kwame Nkrumah - the African socialist (1909-1972); Thomas Sowell - a Neoclassical thinker (1930 -); Walter E. Williams - free enterprise champion (1936 -); Glenn Loury - self-help advocate (1948 -); William Darity , Jr.- contemporary ethnic researcher (1953 -); Andrew F. Brimmer - the business consultant (1926 -); Phillis Ann Wallace - a female pioneer (1920? -1993); Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. - a trailblazer (1926 - ); Concluding comments; Bibliography; Index.

About the Series

Interdisciplinary Research Series in Ethnic, Gender and Class Relations

Interdisciplinary Research Series in Ethnic, Gender and Class Relations
This series brings together research from a range of disciplines including criminology, cultural studies and applied social studies, focusing on experiences of ethnic, gender and class relations. In particular, the series examines the treatment of marginalized groups within the social systems for criminal justice, education, health, employment and welfare.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General