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The Economic Mind in America
Essays in the History of American Economics

Edited By

Malcolm Rutherford





ISBN 9780415756617
Published August 12, 2014 by Routledge
352 Pages

 
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The Economic mind of America examines:
* the concept of 'American' economic thought
* reassessment of pioneering American policy analysts such as Irving Fisher, Wesley Mitchell, Harold Moulton and Leo Paslovsky, as well as the theoretical contributions of Herbert Davenport and Frank Knight
* Thorstein Veblen's institutional economics and an exploration of the influence of Canadian and European economic thought
* analysis of contributions of C. S. Peirce, Alvin Johnson and science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein
* American economists' interests in in issues from 1886-1995.

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