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Routledge Studies in the History of Economics


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Economics continues to draw inspiration from the ideas of past economists. This series provides an arena for current debate in the study of the history of economics. Adhering to no single methodology, it includes volumes which explore the ideas of individual economists, major schools of thought, and the evolution of key ideas and theories within economic analysis.

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Schumpeter’s General Theory of Capitalism

Schumpeter’s General Theory of Capitalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Tristan Velardo
August 02, 2024

Joseph A. Schumpeter made multiple contributions to economic science and beyond. Drawing on this wide range of writings, this book argues that Schumpeter provided a theoretical account of capitalism as a total phenomenon. It methodically reconstructs the “general theory” of capitalism present in ...

Environment and Ecology in the History of Economic Thought Reassessing the Legacy of the Classics

Environment and Ecology in the History of Economic Thought: Reassessing the Legacy of the Classics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Vitor Eduardo Schincariol
July 05, 2024

This volume proposes a reconsideration of ecological and environmental aspects of the work and ideas of various heterodox authors and traditions in the history of economic thought, including the field of economic development. Many of the contributors to this book focus on thinkers and works which ...

The Economic Thought of Hilaire Belloc A Christian Alternative to the Servile State

The Economic Thought of Hilaire Belloc: A Christian Alternative to the Servile State

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Alfonso Díaz Vera
June 14, 2024

Hilaire Belloc’s thinking on the economy constitutes, by its originality and acuity, a heterodox approach of the greatest interest in addressing the economic problems of his time and those of our own. Belloc's main interest as a writer were on economics and history, and his works were praised by ...

Arthur Spiethoff and the German Historical School of Economics Continuities and Discontinuities

Arthur Spiethoff and the German Historical School of Economics: Continuities and Discontinuities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Vitantonio Gioia
April 02, 2024

Arthur Spiethoff (1873–1957), an economist of the German Historical School of Economics, is best known for his theory of the business cycle. Despite Spiethoff calling for a unified reading of his work, his epistemological thinking has received less attention. This book addresses that gap by ...

Adam Smith on the Ancients and the Moderns

Adam Smith on the Ancients and the Moderns

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Gloria Vivenza
March 29, 2024

The classics heavily influenced many aspects of European modern culture, yet it is not easy to trace their intellectual power on any author. In this volume, Gloria Vivenza takes on the impressive task of examining how philosophy, history, literature, politics, ethics all played a part in shaping ...

Classical Economics, Keynes and Money

Classical Economics, Keynes and Money

1st Edition

Edited By John Eatwell, Pasquale Commendatore, Neri Salvadori
January 29, 2024

Classical Economics, Keynes and Money casts new light on an approach to economic theory and policy that combines the modern classical theory of prices and income distribution with a Keynesian analysis of money and finance. Structured in four parts, the work considers issues within classical ...

Immanuel Kant and Utilitarian Ethics

Immanuel Kant and Utilitarian Ethics

1st Edition

By Samuel Hollander
January 29, 2024

Adopting a view of utilitarian ethics in which motivation in the public interest takes on greater weight than is generally appreciated, this book explores the extent to which the philosophy of Immanuel Kant is consistent with this nuanced version of utilitarianism. Kant’s requirement that full ...

Neo-Marxism and Post-Keynesian Economics From Kalecki to Sraffa and Joan Robinson

Neo-Marxism and Post-Keynesian Economics: From Kalecki to Sraffa and Joan Robinson

1st Edition

By Ludo Cuyvers
January 29, 2024

Piero Sraffa and Joan Robinson, both iconic Cambridge economists, were highly influenced by the economic theory of Karl Marx, and integrated important elements of Marx’s economic system into their theories. This book argues, based on published and unpublished documents, that the work of Sraffa and ...

Theology, Morality and Adam Smith

Theology, Morality and Adam Smith

1st Edition

Edited By Jordan J. Ballor, Cornelis van der Kooi
January 29, 2024

This work details the theological sources and moral significance of the life and work of the Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith (1723–1790). The panel of contributors deepens our understanding of Adam Smith in his religious and theological context and the significance of this understanding for ...

Adam Smith’s Theory of Value and Distribution Economics as a Moral Science Once Again

Adam Smith’s Theory of Value and Distribution: Economics as a Moral Science Once Again

1st Edition

By Jeffrey T. Young
December 12, 2023

Ever since the time of his early interpreters, beginning with David Hume, Adam Smith’s theory of value has been the subject of confusion and misunderstanding—including a controversy which still rages over whether Smith held a labour theory of value, and, if so, whether he held to it throughout ...

Léon Walras’s Economic Thought The General Equilibrium Theory in Historical Perspective

Léon Walras’s Economic Thought: The General Equilibrium Theory in Historical Perspective

1st Edition

By Kayoko Misaki
December 05, 2023

This book sheds new light on the general equilibrium theory of Léon Walras (1834–1910) from a historical perspective. Walras's construction of general equilibrium theory marked the dawn of modern economics, and the theory was greatly developed in the 20th century. However, Walras's own intentions ...

James Mill, John Stuart Mill, and the History of Economic Thought

James Mill, John Stuart Mill, and the History of Economic Thought

1st Edition

Edited By Masatomi Fujimoto, John Vint, Taro Hisamatsu
December 01, 2023

Commemorating the 250th anniversary of James Mill’s birth and the 150th of John Stuart Mill’s death, this volume analyses the Mills’ discussions on topics such as environment, cultivation, education, utilitarianism, socialism, international relations, international trade, and living standard. John ...

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