This volume is a history of economics — as it was interpreted, discussed and established as a discipline — in the 20th century. It highlights the pluralism of the discipline and brings together leading voices in the field who reflect on their lifelong work. The essays in this draw on a host of traditions of economic thought — including Pre-Classical, Classical, Marxian, Neoclassical, Sraffian, Post-Keynesian, Cantabrigian, and Institutionalist traditions in economics. Further, the volume also looks at the history of economics in India and its evolution as a discipline since the country’s independence.
This book will appeal to students, researchers and teachers of economics, intellectual history, as well as to the interested general reader.
Ajit Sinha and Alex M. Thomas
2. History, Logic and Narrative in Pedagogy
C. T. Kurien
3. Theories of Activity Levels and Growth before Adam Smith
Alex M. Thomas
4. From ‘Change’ to ‘Difference’: Sraffa’s Reinterpretation of Classical Economics
5. A History of Marxian Economics 1960-2010: How We 'Did' It
6. Capitalism, Classical Political Economy and Marx's Departures
Chirashree Das Gupta
7. On the Origins of Post Keynesian Macroeconomics
8. Geoff Harcourt on G.C. Harcourt, as told to Ajit Sinha
9. Is there a Cambridge approach to Economics?
10. Between Theory and History: The Structural Dynamics Tradition
11. Buffer Stock Operations in History and Economic Thought
12. History of Institutional Economics
Phillip Anthony O’Hara
13. General Equilibrium: A Status Report
14. Historical Perspective of Econometrics
15. Writings of Indian Economic History since Independence
16. On the Evolution of Heterodox Economic Thinking in India
17. Two Sides of the Colonial Coin: British and Indian Women’s Engagements with Colonialism and Patriarchy