In this book, first published in 1988, the editors have included the reviews of thirteen classic works on economic theory, empirical economic studies, political economy and management. Each major work was chosen due to its contribution in shaping our current knowledge and perspectives, and each essay is commented on by important critics in different eras. This title will be of interest to students of economic thought.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Part One: Economic Theory; 1. Progress and Poverty, by Henry George 2. The Theory of the Leisure Class, by Thorstein Veblen 3. The Theory of Monopolistic Competition, by Edward Chamberlin 4. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, by John Maynard Keynes 5. Social Choice and Individual Values, by Kenneth J. Arrow; Part Two: Political Economy; 6. Imperialism: A Study, by J. A. Hobson, and Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, by V. I. Lenin 7. The Modern Corporation and Private Property, by A. A. Berle, Jr. and Gardiner C. Means 8. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, by Joseph A. Schumpeter 9. The Road to Serfdom, by Friederich A. Hayek 10. The Affluent, by John Kenneth Galbraith; Part Three: Empirical Economic Studies; 11. Business Cycles, by Wesley Clair Mitchell 12. A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, by Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz; Part Four: Management; 13. The Principles of Scientific Management, by Frederick Winslow Taylor 14. The Practice of Management, by Peter F. Drucker; Name Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1925 and 1990, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the history of economic thought. The volumes encompass many different schools of economic thought, with a focus on individual economic thinkers such as Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith and Piero Sraffa. This set will be of interest to students of economics, particularly students of the history of economic thought.