Thorstein Veblen's influence on economics has been all-pervasive. The three volumes of the Critical Assessments present a detailed overview of the analytical writings on Veblen from contemporary sources (1857-1929) through to the present day. The volumes provide scholars and students everywhere with ready access to key articles which are otherwise widely scattered in learned journals and often difficult or impossible to obtain.
The three volumes are arranged thematically, under the following headings:
1. The Life of Thorstein Veblen and Perspectives on his Thought
2. Veblen's Political Economy
3. Specialized Topics.
The set provides:
*138 articles, chronologically arranged - to give students of the history of ideas and contemporary economics immediate access to the intellectual processes of this influential economist.
*The selection of seminal articles - including articles most useful to historians of economic thought, as well as to contemporary economists and policy makers. Plus the articles which, looked at together, give a comprehensive account of Thorstein Veblen's thought in economics.
*A vast range of published articles - by noted scholars, these reflect the wide variety of topics which Veblen considered during his career and reveal the enormous diversity of Veblen's contributon.
*An invaluable reference tool - an essential addition to all libraries of economics and economic thought.
John Cunningham Wood is Executive Director of the Western Australia Department of State Development.