History of Economic Thought Products

  • Hayek’s Market Republicanism

    The Limits of Liberty, 1st Edition

    By Sean Irving

    At the core of this book is a new interpretation of Hayek, painting him as an exponent of a neo-Roman conception of liberty and his work as a form of ‘market republicanism’. It examines the contemporary context in which Hayek wrote, and places his work in a longer Western intellectual tradition.…

    Hardback – 2020-01-08 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Smith's Wealth of Nations

    1st Edition

    By Maria Pia Paganelli

    Adam Smith (1723-1790) is famous around the world as the founding father of economics, and his ideas are regularly quoted and invoked by politicians, business leaders, economists and philosophers. However, considering his fame few people have actually read the whole of his magnum opus The Wealth of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Cameralism and the Enlightenment

    Happiness, Governance, and Reform in Transnational Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ere Nokkala, Nicholas B. Miller

    Cameralism and the Enlightenment reassesses the relationship between two key phenomena of European history often disconnected from each other. It builds on recent insights from global history, transnational history and Enlightenment studies to reflect on the dynamic interactions of cameralism, an…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    The Enlightenment World

  • The Downfall of the Gold Standard

    1st Edition

    By Gustav Kassel

    In this book, originally published in 1936, the author charts the sequence of events which converted him from an advocate of the restoration of the gold standard to a convinced opponent. His indictment of the gold standard is comprehensive and he attributes it as the chief cause of the economic…

    Paperback – 2019-12-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

  • Macroeconomic Measurement Versus Macroeconomic Theory

    1st Edition

    By Merijn Knibbe

    Ideally, scientific theory and scientific measurement should develop in tandem, but in recent years this has not been the case in economics. There used to be a time when leading economists, or their students, established or led statistical offices and took care that the measurements were consistent…

    Hardback – 2019-12-11 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Rise of Law and Economics

    An Intellectual History, 1st Edition

    By George Priest

    This is a history - though, intentionally, a brief history - of the rise of law and economics as a field of thought in the US college and law school academy, though the field has expanded to Europe and South America and will expand further as other legal systems develop. This book explains the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-30 

  • The Evolutionary Origins of Markets

    How Evolution, Psychology and Biology Have Shaped the Economy, 1st Edition

    By Rojhat Avşar

    Our elaborate market exchange system owes its existence not to our calculating brain or insatiable self-centeredness, but rather to our sophisticated and nuanced human sociality and to the inherent rationality built into our emotions. The modern economic system is helped a lot more than hindered by…

    Paperback – 2019-11-28 
    Economics as Social Theory

  • Empire and Commerce in Africa

    A Study in Economic Imperialism, 1st Edition

    By Leonard Woolf

    In this title, originally published in 1920, Leonard Woolf traces the history of economic imperialism and explores the relations of Europe and Africa since 1876. This analysis of economic imperialism helped to shape attitudes to colonialism for more than one generation of radicals and socialists,…

    Paperback – 2019-11-14 
    Routledge Library Editions: World Empires

  • A History of Feminist and Gender Economics

    1st Edition

    By Giandomenica Becchio

    This book offers a historical exploration of the genesis of feminist economics and gender economics, as well as their theoretical and methodological differences. Its narrative also serves to embed both within a broader cultural context. Although both feminist economics and gender neoclassical…

    Hardback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Development Economics

    A Critical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Shahrukh Rafi Khan

    Following the 2007–2009 financial and economic crises, there has been an unprecedented demand among economics students for an alternative approach, which offers a historical, institutional and multidisciplinary treatment of the discipline. Economic development lends itself ideally to meet this…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11 
    Routledge Textbooks in Development Economics

  • The Political Economy of Cooperatives and Socialism

    1st Edition

    By Bruno Jossa

    This book argues that capitalism cannot be said to be truly democratic and that a system of producer cooperatives, or democratically managed enterprises, is needed to give rise to a new mode of production which is genuinely socialist and fully consistent with the ultimate rationale underlying Marx’…

    Hardback – 2019-10-30 
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • The Economic Thought of Sir James Steuart

    First Economist of the Scottish Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    Edited by José M. Menudo

    James Steuart published An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Œconomy in 1767, the first systematic treatise on economics, nine years before Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. Traditional historiography has tended to disregard and even deny Steuart’s oeuvre, categorising him as the last,…

    Hardback – 2019-10-28 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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