A short history of economic thought

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Routledge, Sep 12, 2008 - Business & Economics - 118 pages
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This book provides an elementary introduction to the history of economic thought and has been considerably overhauled and updated since the appearance of the first edition in 2002. A chapter is devoted to each of the major developments in the history of the discipline, with a brand new introduction setting the scene. This short history of economic thinking covers large ground by outlining the main schools of thought and paradigm shifts in the field. Greater coverage is allowed to the major Anglo-American trends while retaining the innovative coverage of mainland European thinking so characteristic of the original. in the final chapter, the authors draw together some of the key strands and comment on some major works and textbooks in the history of economic ideas. The book concludes by reflecting on the changes in economic thinking within the general context of the philosophy of science

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The best history of economic thought that I've ever read... Could have done with a glossary if really intended for beginners or students of related disciplines. Last chapter particularly interesting. Read full review

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As good a history of economic thinking as you are ever likely to come across and a particularly good option for those who know their philosophy, political thought and intellectual thought in general ... Read full review


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