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Routledge Library Editions: The History of Economic Thought


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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.

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Property Markets and the State in Adam Smith's System

Property Markets and the State in Adam Smith's System

1st Edition

By Robert Boyden Lamb
July 18, 2018

This book, first published in 1987, is an attempt to explain Adam Smith’s theory of property. The author examines Smith’s theory in the context of The Wealth of Nations, and explores what Smith said, what he really meant, and what can be logically deduced from it. This title will be of interest to ...

A Short History of Mercantilism

A Short History of Mercantilism

1st Edition

By J. W. Horrocks
July 16, 2018

The purpose of this volume, first published in 1925, is to provide the historical account of the regime whereby the State, in different countries, has sought to control economic life in the interests of political and national strength and independence. This study explores the history of the ...

Agenda for a Free Society Essays on Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty

Agenda for a Free Society: Essays on Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty

1st Edition

Edited By Arthur Seldon
July 16, 2018

In this book, first published in 1961, under the general editorship of Arthur Seldon of the Institute of Economic Affairs, ten eminent writers, economists, philosophers, and a legal authority have set down their views on the principles and policies of a free society in a rapidly changing world. ...

An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain

An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain

1st Edition

By Henry Thornton, F. A. v. Hayek
July 16, 2018

This book, first edited with an introduction by F. A. v. Hayek in 1939, explores some of the popular errors which related to the suspension of the cash payments of the Bank of England, and to the influence of our paper currency on the price of provisions. The introduction provides an interesting ...

An Introduction to Post-Keynesian and Marxian Theories of Value and Price

An Introduction to Post-Keynesian and Marxian Theories of Value and Price

1st Edition

By Peter M. Lichtenstein
July 16, 2018

Peter M. Lichtenstein believes that any social-economic theory of capitalism must begin with a theory of value and price. Dismissing the neoclassical school, he turns to post-Keynesian and Marxian economics with their coherent and consistent theories of value and price based on concrete objective ...

British Economists and the Empire

British Economists and the Empire

1st Edition

By John Cunningham Wood
July 16, 2018

This study, first published in 1983, is primarily concerned with what the British economists over the period 1860 to 1914 wrote on a range of economic and non-economic aspects of the British Empire, and the reasons for their conclusions. The attempt is also made to correct the view that mainstream ...

Essays on Piero Sraffa Critical Perspectives on the Revival of Classical Theory

Essays on Piero Sraffa: Critical Perspectives on the Revival of Classical Theory

1st Edition

Edited By Krishna Bharadwaj, Bertram Schefold
July 16, 2018

The papers collected in this book, first published in 1990, represent the edited proceedings of a conference held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Piero Sraffa’s Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities. In arranging the conference, and subsequently during the ...

Modern Economic Classics-Evaluations Through Time

Modern Economic Classics-Evaluations Through Time

1st Edition

Edited By Bernard S. Katz, Ronald E. Robbins
July 16, 2018

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 ...

Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences A Biographical Dictionary

Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary

1st Edition

Edited By Bernard S. Katz
July 16, 2018

This title, first published in 1989, is an in-depth biographical dictionary of the Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences from 1969 to 1988. Each biographical entry includes a segment on the foundations of their career in the economic sciences, summaries of their most notable discoveries and ideas ...

Philosophy and Political Economy In Some of Their Historical Relations

Philosophy and Political Economy: In Some of Their Historical Relations

1st Edition

By James Bonar
July 16, 2018

This classic text, first published in 1893, was the first attempt to present a view of the relations of philosophy and economics through the whole of their history. In tracing the history of this relationship the author begins by examining the work of the ancient philosophers and continues with the...

The Breakdown of Capitalism A History of the Idea in Western Marxism, 1883-1983

The Breakdown of Capitalism: A History of the Idea in Western Marxism, 1883-1983

1st Edition

By F. R. Hansen
July 16, 2018

This comprehensive and lucid study, first published in 1985, reconstructs the history of Western Marxist theories of the breakdown of capitalism. It provides a critical reading of theories of breakdown, with their conflicting interpretations of a single text, their invulnerability to empirical ...

The Stockholm School and the Development of Dynamic Method

The Stockholm School and the Development of Dynamic Method

1st Edition

By Björn A. Hansson
July 16, 2018

This book, first published in 1982, provides a thorough analysis of the Stockholm School’s contribution to the development of dynamic methods. It examines the work of such key figures as Myrdal, Lundberg and Lindahl and provides new insights on their work. It discusses the connections between the ...

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