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Fifty Major Economists

3rd Edition

By Steven Pressman

© 2014 – Routledge

328 pages

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About the Book

An introduction to the life, work and ideas of the people who have shaped the economic landscape from the sixteenth century to the present day. Now in a third edition, it considers how major economists might have viewed challenges such as the continuing economic slump, high unemployment and the sovereign debt problems which face the world today, it includes entries on:

• Paul Krugman

• Hyman Minsky

• John Maynard Keynes

• Adam Smith

• Irving Fisher

• James Buchanan

Fifty Major Economists contains brief biographical information on each featured economist and an explanation of their major contributions to economics, along with simple illustrations of their ideas. With reference to the recent work of living economists, guides to the best of recent scholarship and a glossary of terms, Fifty Major Economists is an ideal resource for students of economics.

Steven Pressman is Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University. He has published around 120 articles in refereed journals and as book chapters, and has authored, or edited 13 books, including Women in the Age of Economic Transformation, Economics and Its Discontents, Alternative Theories of the State, and Leading Contemporary Economists.

Reviews

'In this gem of a reference book, Pressman (economics, Monmouth Univ.) summarizes the contributions of 50 key economists…The selection is historic, including nine economists born before 1800 as well as nine living economists. Economists from diverse political perspectives are included, all presented in a balanced manner…Such coverage is a welcome addition to textbook and popular treatments of economics that typically omit the history of economic thought. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Public and academic library collections at all levels.' - M H Maier, Glendale Community College in CHOICE

'Throughout the book, Dr. Pressman remains impartial and allows his readers to draw conclusions and make conceptual connections for themselves. Books that do this instead of hammering away at a thesis are welcome additions to any library. Historical literacy is increasingly recognized as a key component to a genuine understanding of the field.' - Adam Alonzi, theindianeconomist.com

‘Fifty Major Economists is one of the most informative, comprehensive, well-researched and in-depth books that highlights the major contributions of the most famous economists. From Thomas Mun to Paul Krugman, from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century, this book tells you everything you need to know about the major contributions of those economists who have shaped the very discipline. Dr Pressman has an easy, interesting, yet scholarly style. Whether you are a practicing economist, an economics faculty, student, or simply interested in learning about economics and what economists contribute to humans and society, this is your go-to book.’Sanjukta Chaudhuri, Ph.D, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Department of Economics, United States

Table of Contents

Alphabetical List of Contents Chronological List of Contents Preface Introduction Fifty Major Economists Glossary

About the Author

Steven Pressman is Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University. He has published around 120 articles in refereed journals and as book chapters, and has authored, or edited 13 books, including Women in the Age of Economic Transformation, Economics and Its Discontents, Alternative Theories of the State, and Leading Contemporary Economists.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS069030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory