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1st Edition

Eighteenth Century Economics

ISBN 9780415753814
Published May 7, 2015 by Routledge
448 Pages

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Book Description

Peter Groenewegen is one of the world's foremost scholars of eighteenth century economics - the era that saw the effective 'mainstreaming' of the discipline in the work of Smith, Turgot and Quesnay. This collection of essays amounts to the definitive guide to eighteenth century economics and is a must for any economist's bookshelves.

Eighteenth Century Economics represents four decades of Peter Groenewegen's research of that period. Presented in chronological order, the essays read not only as an authoritative summary of that period, but also as a guide to the evolution of Groenewegen's writings down the years. There can be no doubt that this book is truly indispensable to any serious economist and will prove a valuable resource for students of the history of economic thought.

Table of Contents

Part I: 1. Turgot, Beccaria and Smith  2. Thoughts on the Emergence of Economics as a Science  3. New Light on the Origins of Modern Economics  Part II: 4. Labour and the Classical Economics  5. Boisguilbert and Eighteenth Century Economics  6. The French Connection: Some Case studies of French Influences on British Economics in the Eighteenth Century  7. Employment and Machinery: Two Classical Debates on the Effects of Automation  8. The Notion of the Subsistence Wage in Pre-Smithian Classical Political Economy  9. Sir James Steuart and Richard Cantillon  10. Editing the Classics in the Antipodes with Special Reference to the Problem of Identifying Anonymous Authors  Part III: 11. Laissez Faire: Reflections on the French Foundations  12. The Physiocrats: the Origins of Scientific Economics and the Single Tax  13. Quesnay's First Publication in Economics: the Article Fermier for the Encyclopédie  14. Du Pont de Nemours on the Origins and Progress of a New Science  15. Reflections on Pietro Verri's Political Economy  16. A Re-Appraisal of Turgot's Theory of Value, Exchange and Price Determination  17. A Reinterpretation of Turgot's Theory of Capital and Interest  18. Turgot: Forerunner of Neo-Classical Economics?  19. Turgot's Place in the History of Economic Thought: a Bicentenary Estimate  20. Turgot and Adam Smith  21. A New Catalogue of Adam Smith's Library  22. Adam Smith and the Division of Labour: a Bicentenary Estimate  23. Productivity of Labour, Thrift and Economic Progress: Adam Smith's Optimistic View of Economic Development

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Peter Groenewegen is Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney