Contributions to the History of Economic Thought
Essays in Honour of R.D.C. Black
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Featuring original contributions from some of the leading contemporary figures in the history of economic thought, this book offers new perspectives on key topics, from Smith's Wealth of Nations to the Jevonian Revolution. Drawing inspiration from the life and work of R.D.C. Black, formerly Professor of Economics at Queen's University Belfast, this book will be of essential interest to any serious scholar of economic thought.
Table of Contents
Introduction Antoin E. Murphy and Renee Prendergast Part I. R.D.C. Black - Historian of Economic Thought 1. Interview with R.D.C. Black 2. R.D.C. Black: an historiographical and methodological analysis A.W. Coats Part II. History of Economic Thought as an Intellectual Discipline 3. History of economic thought as an intellectual discipline D.P. O'Brien 4. Reflections on the history of economic thought or 'a trip down memory lane' Bernard Corry Part III. Perspectives on Adam Smith 5. 'A very amusing book about old times' Donald Winch 6. Adam Smith: an historical perspective on the wealth of nations Andrew S. Skinner 7. 'The Wealth of Nations' censored: early translations in Spain Pedro Schwartz Part IV. Jevons, Gossens and Shadwell 8. The Jevonian revolution re-appraised Margaret Schabas 9. Jevons and Gossen John K. Whitaker 10. John Emilius Lancelot Shadwell on value and wages Ian Steedman Part V. Into the Archives 11. Brotherhood at arms: the Cairnes - Leslie controversy Tadhg Foley and Tom Boylan 12. The famine, The New York Irish and their bank Cormac Ó Grada Part VI. Abstraction and Relativity 13. The political economy of Edmund Burke Renee Prendergast 14. Menger's organic view of institutions Charles Hickson 15. Canons of monetary orthodoxy and John Law Antoin E Murphy