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

User Review  - Don - Goodreads

Probably not a book for the general reader, but if you are a student of economics this is a very readable history of the important economists from Adam Smith to Milton Friedman. The author ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Will - Goodreads

As a reference, this book has its good points and bad. It is broad, managing at least to touch on nearly every important theorist of the last 200+ years. But in some cases this completist approach ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Mark Skousen is editor-in-chief of Forecasts & Strategies, one of the largest investment/economic newsletters with over 30,000 subscribers. He is also professor of Economics and Finance at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, and a contributor to "Forbes", "The Wall Street Journal", "The Economist", "National Review", "Reason", "Human Events", "Liberty", and "The Journal of Economic Perspective".

He is a former economic analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency and has a Ph.D. in economics from George Washington University. Mr. Skousen completed a cassette tape series, "The Secrets of the Great Investors", with Louis Rukeyser. A frequent speaker at numerous financial conferences around the world, Mr. Skousen was recently ranked the #1 speaker by the American Association of Individual Investors.

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