History of Economic Thought Products

  • The Economic Thought of William Petty

    Exploring the Colonialist Roots of Economics, 1st Edition

    By Hugh Goodacre

    William Petty (1623-1687), long recognised as a founding father of English political economy, was actively involved in the military-colonial administration of Ireland following its invasion by Oliver Cromwell, and to the end of his days continued to devise schemes for securing England’s continued…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Otto Neurath and the History of Economics

    1st Edition

    By Michael Turk

    Although Otto Neurath left his mark across an array of fields in the first half of the twentieth century, he was trained as an economist and wrote extensively about economics. He questioned the philosophical foundations of economic concepts, the fuzziness of economic terminology, the unwarranted…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • A Brief Prehistory of the Theory of the Firm

    1st Edition

    By Paul Walker

    The theory of the firm did not exist, in any serious manner, until around 1970. Only then did the current theory of the firm literature begin to emerge, based largely upon the work of Ronald Coase and to a lesser degree Frank Knight. It was work by Armen Alchian, Robert Crawford, Harold Demsetz,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-08
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • 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,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-02
    Routledge Library Editions: World Empires

  • Late Neoclassical Economics

    The restoration of theoretical humanism in contemporary economic theory, 1st Edition

    By Yahya M. Madra

    Several contemporary economic theories revolve around different concepts: market failures, institutions, transaction costs, information asymmetries, motivational diversity, cognitive limitations, strategic behaviors and evolutionary stability. In recent years, many economists have argued that the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27
    New Political Economy

  • Money, Markets and Capital

    The Case for a Monetary Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Jean Cartelier

    Money and payments are familiar to everybody. Economists however are often at a loss in assessing the extent to which money matters. As a matter of fact, money is at the origin of the main cleavage in economic theory. Beyond sophisticated models what is at stake is whether money is just an…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26
    Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking

  • Parliament, Inventions and Patents

    A Research Guide and Bibliography, 1st Edition

    By Phillip Johnson

    This book is a research guide and bibliography of Parliamentary material, including the Old Scottish Parliament and the Old Irish Parliament, relating to patents and inventions from the early seventeenth century to 1976. It chronicles the entire history of a purely British patent law before the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-24

  • A Worker's Economist

    John R. Commons and His Legacy from Progressivism to the War on Poverty, 1st Edition

    By John Dennis Chasse

    John R. Commons is one of the few reformers of the past century whose major works are still actively read, whose ideas are still debated, and whose principles are still applied to the analysis of contemporary problems. His life spanned the years of America’s “Great Transformation,” from a nation of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-22

  • Greed, Self-Interest and the Shaping of Economics

    1st Edition

    By Rudi Verburg

    Since 2008, profound questions have been asked about the driving forces and self-regulating potential of the economic system, political control and morality. With opinion turning against markets and self-interest, economists found themselves on the wrong side of the argument. This book explores how…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Human Sciences and Human Interests

    Integrating the Social, Economic, and Evolutionary Sciences, 1st Edition

    By Mikael Klintman

    Within the disciplines of social, economic, and evolutionary science, a proud ignorance can often be found of the other areas’ approaches. This text provides a novel intellectual basis for breaking this trend. Certainly, Human Sciences and Human Interests aspires to open a broad debate about what…

    Paperback – 2018-03-09
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • History of the Future of Economic Growth

    Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth, 1st Edition

    Edited by Iris Borowy, Matthias Schmelzer

    The future of economic growth is one of the decisive questions of the twenty-first century. Alarmed by declining growth rates in industrialized countries, climate change, and rising socio-economic inequalities, among other challenges, more and more people demand to look for alternatives beyond…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08
    Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

  • Financial Economy

    Evolutions at the Edge of Crises, 1st Edition

    By Smita Roy Trivedi, Sutanu Bhattacharya

    This book examines how contemporary financial economy evolved as the predominant economic system, and why unabated accumulation of financial capital takes place in such systems. It reviews the mechanics of accumulation of wealth by tracing the historical roots of financial capital. Traversing the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-06
    Routledge India

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