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Routledge Library Editions: Landmarks in the History of Economic Thought


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A Review of Economic Theory

A Review of Economic Theory

1st Edition

By Edwin Cannan
October 17, 2018

Though Cannan, in his early years as an economist, was a critic of classical economics and an ally of interventionists, he moved sharply to the side of classical liberalism in the early 20th century. In this book, originally published in 1929 Edwin Cannan discussed in comparative terms the general ...

Aspects of British Economic History 1918-1925

Aspects of British Economic History: 1918-1925

1st Edition

By A. C. Pigou
October 17, 2018

Covering the period from November 1918 to the restoration of the Gold Standard in the UK in April 1925, this book, originally published in 1947, sets out and explains the economic facts of the immediate post-war period. There are sections on employment, production, government intervention in ...

Economics An Awkward Corner

Economics: An Awkward Corner

1st Edition

By Joan Robinson
October 17, 2018

Originally published in 1966, this book has enduring validity. In analysing the economic situation of the late 1960s Joan Robinson discusses the contradictions which arise from the need to readjust the organisation of society to the fantastic capacity for producing material wealth that capital ...

Freedom and Necessity An Introduction to the Study of Society

Freedom and Necessity: An Introduction to the Study of Society

1st Edition

By Joan Robinson
October 17, 2018

Originally published in 1970, this book examines the origins of social organizations, the development of Robinson Crusoe economies and the conception of property or rightful ownership, as well as the origins of agriculture, race and class. Discussing commerce and the nation state, capitalist ...

History of Monetary and Credit Theory From John Law to the Present Day

History of Monetary and Credit Theory: From John Law to the Present Day

1st Edition

By Charles Rist
October 17, 2018

Originally published in 1940, this book traces the development of theories concerning currency and credit from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. It provides a comprehensive account of the political and economic conditions in which the theories and controversies...

Industrial Fluctuations

Industrial Fluctuations

1st Edition

By A. C. Pigou
October 17, 2018

Rejecting the idea of an equilibrium business cycle, this book, originally published in 1927, studies those industrial fluctuations which extend over short spans of years: cyclical fluctuations. The causes of these cycles are discussed and the consequences which result and way in which to mitigate ...

Money and the Balance of Payments

Money and the Balance of Payments

1st Edition

By Tibor Scitovsky
October 17, 2018

This general introduction to the theory of money and of balance of payments adjustment was originally published in 1969. It was the first book to pay full attention to the theory of assets: the relation of the supply of assets to the demand for holding them and the significance of asset movements ...

Selected Papers on Economic Theory

Selected Papers on Economic Theory

1st Edition

By Knut Wicksell
October 17, 2018

This volume, originally published in 1958, contains a selection of the most important and interesting articles by Knut Wicksell, which had hitherto only been published in Swedish. They cover Wicksell’s views on Economics and monetary theory, his theory of production and distribution, some review ...

Six Lectures on Economic Growth

Six Lectures on Economic Growth

1st Edition

By Simon Kuznets
October 17, 2018

Originally published in 1959, this book contains in straightforward language a general account of the major variables significant for the analysis of economic development. It stresses above all the quantitative aspects of the economic growth of nations, and establishes a series of propositions on ...

Studies in the Theory of Business Cycles 1933-1939

Studies in the Theory of Business Cycles: 1933-1939

1st Edition

By Michal Kalecki
October 17, 2018

This volume, originally published in 1966, contains essays from the 1930s and is valuable not only in the context of the history of thought. It provides an excellent introduction to the general theory of employment, interest and money and reflect the most essential features of Kalecki’s theory of ...

Studies in the Theory of International Trade

Studies in the Theory of International Trade

1st Edition

By Jacob Viner
October 17, 2018

In this book, originally published in 1937, Jacob Viner traces, in a series of studies of contemporary source-material, the evolution of the modern orthodox theory of international trade from its beginnings in the revolt against English mercantilism in the 17th and 18th centuries, through the ...

Studies in the Theory of Money and Capital

Studies in the Theory of Money and Capital

1st Edition

By Erik Lindahl
October 17, 2018

It is well-known that the Swedish experiment in practical economic control was inspired by a simultaneous development of economic thought in Sweden. Despite Swedish economics being known globally, until this book was originally published in 1939 there was little except second-hand descriptions of ...

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