The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers

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M.E. Sharpe, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 487 pages
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Discusses economists such as Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Irving Fisher, Thorstein Veblen, Frederic Bastiat, Eugen Bohm-Bawerk, Edward A. Chamberlin, John Bates Clark, David Colander, Peter F. Drucker, Frank Fetter, Milton Friedman, John Kenneth Galbraith, Roger B. Garrison, Henry George, Friedrich Hayek, Henry Hazlitt, G.W.F. Hegel, Robert Heilbroner, David Hume, William H. Hutt, William Stanley Jevons, John Maynard Keynes, Frank H. Knight, Alfred Marshall, Jenny Marx, Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Wesley C. Mitchell, Charles Montesquieu, Arthur C. Pigou, Francois Quesnay, David Ricardo, Joan Robinson, Murray N. Rothbard, Paul A. Samuelson, J.-B. Say, Joseph A. Schumpeter, Anna J. Schwartz, Henry C. Simmons, Mark Skousen, Herbert Spencer, George Stigler, Alexis de Toqueville, Leon Walras, Max Weber, Knut Wicksell, Friedrich von Wieser, and others.

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As a reference, this book has its good points and bad. - Goodreads
A solid overview for the non-specialists. - Goodreads
This is, in fact, a ground-level overview. - Goodreads

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I listened to the audiobook version. Audio: 5 star. Excellent. Clear, well-spoken, easily understood. The levels of voice volume and inflection were even throughout with only slight fluctuations ... Read full review

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Considering how much I don't know about economics, surprisingly little went over my head. This is, in fact, a ground-level overview. I managed to understand why my former hero Keynes is not exactly ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Mark Skousen is Benjamin Franklin Chair of Management at Grantham University. In 2004-05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. He is the editor-in-chief of the investment newsletter "Forecasts and Strategies", and the author of several books, including "The Making of Modern Economics" and "The Power of Economic Thinking".

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