Peter Groenewegen's reputation as a chronicler of the history of economics is unparalleled. Building on his respected collection on eighteenth century economics, this new book focuses on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, reprinting essays on classical and modern economics.
Several of the included essays have never been published before, whilst many have previously been difficult to access having been written across the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. This important collection will be an invaluable resource for any historian, student or academic involved in the history of economics.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I: Classics 1. History and Politcal Economy: Smith, Marx and Marshall 2. Reflections on Two Centenaries in Political Economy 3. A Note on the Origin of the Phrase, 'Supply and Demand' 4. From Optimism in Progress to Pessimism: Some Major Implications of Malthus' First Essay on Population (1798) for Attitudes to Growth and Welfare in the Nineteenth Century 5. Pickering's Collected Malthus: A Review Article 6. Three Notes on Ricardo's Theory of Value and Distribution 7. Thomas de Quincey - Faithful Disciple of Ricardo 8. Marx's Conception of Classical Political Economy: An Evaluation 9. German Political Economy, History and the Law of Value; Marx And Engels Contra Achille Loria Part II: Nineteenth Century Moderns 10. Neoclassical Value and Distribution Theory: The English Speaking Pioneers 11. Perfect Competition, Equilibrium and Economic Progress: That Wretched Division of Labour and Increasing Returns 12. Marshall and Hegel 13. Alfred Marshall and Australian Economics 14. Alfred Marshall, Women and Economic Development: Labour, Family and Race 15. The Evolutionary Economics of Alfred Marshall: An Overview 16. Marshall on Taxation
Peter Groenewegen is Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney and is Director of its Centre for the Study of the History of Economic Thought. He has published extensively on the history of economics and has taught for four decades. He is on the editorial board of four major journals in the field.