1st Edition

Economic Analyses in Historical Perspective

    266 Pages
    by Routledge

    266 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book brings together leading scholars of the history of economic thought to demonstrate the vitality and richness of a discipline that welcomes both practitioners of intellectual, contextual history, as well as specialists in the historical explanation of the analytical and theoretical dimension of economic science. They shed new light on a variety of themes and problems and move the frontier of knowledge in the areas covered.

    Economic Analyses in Historical Perspective is presented in three parts. The first deals with French traditions in economics, a field that Gilbert Faccarello has tilled for many years and to which he has made numerous contributions. The second turns to the dissemination and diffusion of economic ideas and theories across national borders, and thus to the European and even global level. Finally, the third part deals with analytical developments in some selected fields of economics: public economics, monetary policy, trade theory and spatial economics.

    This volume is of great importance to those who study history of economic thought, political economy and monetary economics. The chapters’ centre around the work of Gilbert Faccarello, making this book a fitting tribute to his academic career on the history of economic theory and ideas.

    1. Introduction

    The editors

    Personal reminiscences

    Heinz D. Kurz (University of Graz)


    2. French traditions in economics

    Freeing Trade or Freeing Humans? Mably and Condillac on Economic Policies and the Renewal of the French Kingdom

    Arnaud Orain (University of Paris 8)

    Physiocratic Philosophie économique

    Philippe Steiner (University of Paris Sorbonne, & Institut universitaire de France)

    Opinion, Time and Institution –– Necker’s critique of ‘New Science’

    Yusuke Ando (Rikkyo University)

    Jean-Baptiste Say as a Classical Moralist

    Pierre Force (Columbia University)

    Theology and Knowledge of the "Collective Man" in the Writings of Pierre-Simon Ballanche Ludovic Frobert (ENS Lyon)

    Pellegrino Rossi: A Ricardian at the Collège de France?

    Alain Béraud (Université de Cergy-Pontoise)

    Charles Gide and marginalism in Histoire des doctrines économiques

    Jean-Pierre Potier (University of Lyon)



    3. European and global economic conversations

    The individual, society and economy in 17th century thought

    Cosimo Perrotta (University of Lecce)

    A ‘Tory outré’? Le Blanc and Forbonnais readers of Hume

    Thierry Demals (University of Lille)

    Genovesi and Enlightened Political Economy

    José Luís Cardoso (University of Lisbon)

    Jean-Baptiste Say's Footnotes to Ricardo

    Keith Tribe

    German Editions of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations

    Harald Hagemann (Hohenheim University Stuttgart)

    John Ruskin in early 20th century Japan: some episodes

    Masashi Izum


    José Luís Cardoso is Research Professor and Director of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

    Heinz D. Kurz is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Graz, Austria, and Fellow of the Graz Schumpeter Centre.

    Philippe Steiner is professor of sociology at the university Paris-Sorbonne and honorary Senior member of the Institut universitaire de France.