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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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The Tradition of Free Trade

The Tradition of Free Trade

1st Edition

By Lars Magnusson
September 02, 2004

In the nineteenth century Adam Smith and others gradually invented a 'tradition' of free trade. This was a towering achievement and has proved to be influential to this day. This book examines this construction of the free trade tradition.Showing how historical contruction is a vital component in ...

Political Economy of Public Finance in Britain, 1767-1873

Political Economy of Public Finance in Britain, 1767-1873

1st Edition

By Takuo Dome
May 10, 2004

The period between 1767 and 1873 shaped public finance in Britain (and, by extension, many other countries) as we know it today, with the major economists of the time providing influential contributions. Until now, no book has examined and compared the thought of these 'classical economists' from ...

Classical Economics and Modern Theory Studies in Long-Period Analysis

Classical Economics and Modern Theory: Studies in Long-Period Analysis

1st Edition

By Heinz D. Kurz, Neri Salvadori
September 11, 2003

In this thought-provoking book, well known economists Kurz and Salvadori cover original findings and new vistas on old problems. They cover: alternative interpretations of classical economists new growth theory the relationship between Sraffian theory and Von Neumann the treatment of capital ...

Marshall's Evolutionary Economics

Marshall's Evolutionary Economics

1st Edition

By Tiziano Raffaelli
December 27, 2002

Alfred Marshall was one of the most important economists ever to have lived. This excellent new book, from a Marshall expert respected the world over, attempts to show that Marshall anticipated some of the views that are now associated with the cognitive sciences. Examining Marshall's philosophy ...

Classical Macroeconomics Some Modern Variations and Distortions

Classical Macroeconomics: Some Modern Variations and Distortions

1st Edition

By James C. W. Ahiakpor
July 23, 2003

John Maynard Keynes failed to correctly interpret classic economic concepts, and dismissed the classical explanations and conclusions as being irrelevant to the world in which we live. The trauma of the Great Depression and Keynes's changed definition of economic concepts, aided by Eugen ...

Economic Thought and Policy in Less Developed Europe The Nineteenth Century

Economic Thought and Policy in Less Developed Europe: The Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Edited By Maria Eugenia Mata, Michalis Psalidopoulos
December 06, 2001

The essays in this volume explore and discuss the process of dissemination of economic ideas among Europe's less developed countries and regions, as well as the interaction between economic thought and economic policy in different times and places during the nineteenth century. The comparative ...

History of Environmental Economic Thought

History of Environmental Economic Thought

1st Edition

By Erhun Kula
January 09, 1998

This volume presents the ideas of major figures in economics throughout history on key environmental issues such as population growth, resource scarcity and environmental contamination. Throughout, the historical roots of current debates are explored with empirical case studies illustrating the ...

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