Critical Concepts in the History of Economics

There are critical ideas in economics which refuse to go away. Debates about such issues as whether economies flourish most under systems of free trade or state intervention, about the determinants of value or the stability of money recur in every era. In many cases earlier generations of economists have made significant and insightful contributions which could illuminate current problems but which are not widely available.

Critical Concepts in the History of Economics aims to remedy this by making available important but rare contributions to economic analysis. Focusing on the questions which have dominated economic thinking for more than three centuries, the series provides major works of reference which make available rich sources of material to a new generation of scholars.