The Origins of Scientific Economics

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Routledge, 2003 - Business & Economics - 316 pages
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This book illustrates how the first social science, that of economics, was built. It examines and discusses the work of Josiah Child, Nicholas Barbon, John Collins, William Petty, John Locke and Dudley North and the economic theories of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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William Letwin is chairman of the Department of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.