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The Economic Thought of James Steuart

The Economic Thought of James Steuart

1st Edition

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José Manuel Menudo
November 01, 2019

James Steuart published An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Œconomy in 1767, the first systematic treatise on economics, nine years before Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations. Traditional historiography has tended to disregard and even deny Steuart’s oeuvre, categorising him as the last,...

Ideas in the History of Economic Development: The Case of Peripheral Countries

Ideas in the History of Economic Development: The Case of Peripheral Countries

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Estrella Trincado, Andrés Lazzarini, Denis Melnik
August 23, 2019

This edited volume examines the relationship between economic ideas, economic policies and development institutions, analysing the cases of 11 peripheral countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia across the 19th and 20th centuries. It sheds light on the obstacles that have prevented the...

A History of Utilitarian Ethics: Studies in Private Motivation and Distributive Justice, 1700-1875

A History of Utilitarian Ethics: Studies in Private Motivation and Distributive Justice, 1700-1875

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Samuel Hollander
July 29, 2019

In this landmark volume, Samuel Hollander presents a fresh and compelling history of moral philosophy from Locke to John Stuart Mill, showing that a ‘moral sense’ can actually be considered compatible with utilitarianism. The book also explores the link between utilitarianism and distributive...

The Economic Thought of Michael Polanyi

The Economic Thought of Michael Polanyi

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Gábor Bíró
July 15, 2019

Michael Polanyi is most famous for his work in chemistry and the philosophy of science, but in the 1930s and 1940s he made an important contribution to economics. Drawing on rich archival materials of Polanyi and his correspondents, Gábor Bíró explores their competing worldviews and their...

Macroeconomics without the Errors of Keynes: The Quantity Theory of Money, Saving, and Policy

Macroeconomics without the Errors of Keynes: The Quantity Theory of Money, Saving, and Policy

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James C. W. Ahiakpor
June 27, 2019

Modern macroeconomics is in a stalemate, with seven schools of thought attempting to explain the workings of a monetary economy and to derive policies that promote economic growth with price-level stability. This book pinpoints as the source of this confusion errors made by Keynes in his reading...

The Political Economy of the Han Dynasty and Its Legacy

The Political Economy of the Han Dynasty and Its Legacy

1st Edition

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Cheng Lin, Terry Peach, Fang Wang
June 17, 2019

This book contains original essays on various aspect of the Han’s political economy and its legacy, written by leading Chinese and Western scholars whose collective expertise spans Economic History, History of Economic Thought and Sinology....

Divine Providence in Early Modern Economic Thought

Divine Providence in Early Modern Economic Thought

1st Edition

Joost Hengstmengel
May 09, 2019

In this important volume, Joost Hengstmengel examines the doctrine of divine providence and how it served as explanation and justification in economic debates in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries throughout Western Europe. The author discusses five different areas in which God was...

Economic Crisis and Economic Thought: Alternative Theoretical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis

Economic Crisis and Economic Thought: Alternative Theoretical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis

1st Edition

Tommaso Gabellini, Simone Gasperin, Alessio Moneta
February 05, 2019

The ongoing economic crisis has revealed fundamental problems both in our economic system and the discipline which analyses it. This book presents a series of contrasting but complementary approaches in economic theory in order to offer a critical toolkit for examining the modern capitalist economy...

Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: A Twenty-First Century Agenda

Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: A Twenty-First Century Agenda

1st Edition

Leonardo Burlamaqui, Rainer Kattel
January 03, 2019

2017 marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of Schumpeter’s Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, a work acknowledged as one of the most insightful books written in the twentieth century. It retains a contemporary quality, and still invites criticisms, new interpretations, and extensions and across...

The Economic Thought of Friedrich List

The Economic Thought of Friedrich List

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Harald Hagemann, Stephan Seiter, Eugen Wendler
November 22, 2018

As the world grapples with increased globalization and technological change, Friedrich List’s work appears more relevant than ever before. His theory of "productive powers" and his argument for protecting infant industries give us a valuable way of looking at innovation systems, winners and losers...

Macroeconomic Theory and the Eurozone Crisis

Macroeconomic Theory and the Eurozone Crisis

1st Edition

Alain Alcouffe, Maurice Baslé, Monika Poettinger
October 17, 2018

The financial crisis of 2007 required the economics discipline to thoroughly re-evaluate its prevailing theories about economic cycles and economic growth. With a focus on Europe, this volume identifies the latest strands of research on business cycles, monetary theory, the evolution of social...

A Contemporary Historiography of Economics

A Contemporary Historiography of Economics

1st Edition

Till Düppe, E. Roy Weintraub
September 19, 2018

In recent years, the focus of historians of economic thought has changed to also include the ideas and practices of contemporary economists. This has opened up new questions regarding the utilization of sources, choice of method, narrative styles, and ethical issues, as well as a new awareness of...

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