A Concise History of Economic Thought

From Mercantilism to Monetarism

Authors: Vaggi, G., Groenewegen, P.

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This book presents a brief history of economic thought from the 17th century to the present day. Each chapter examines the key contributions of a major economist or group of economists and includes suggestions for further reading. Economists covered include Keynes, Marshall, Petty and Jevons, and less familiar theorists such as Galiani and Turgot.

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Praise for the the first edition:

'A Concise History of Economic Thought is exactly the book I have always wanted to prescribe for undergraduate classes in the history of economic thought. Written by two eminent scholars, it provides a clear convincing outline of the principal developments in our discipline combined with clear, absorbing accounts of the major episodes, contributors and their contributions on the way. It is an authoritative and definitive text, a wonderful read, an example of mature scholarship at its best, backed up by well chosen additional readings in each chapter.' - G.C. Harcourt, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK

'This book, written by two eminent historians of economics, is a definitive roadmap through the development of economic thought over the past 400 years. Its convincing and transparent structure introduces each milestone along the way in the form of accessible vignettes of the key contributions to classical political economy and modern economics. As a unique feature, each of these more than thirty chapters stands on its own and can be read individually. Closely working with relevant sources, and with aptly chosen suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, this is an ideal textbook and concise overview of the field.' - Matthias Klaes, Head, Centre of Economics and Management, Keele University, UK

'This book presents a comprehensive history of theoretical economics from the mercantilist period to roughly the middle of the 20th century. The treatment of the material is thorough, well organized, clear and rigorous...an excellent resource.' - Gary Mongiovi, St John's University, USA


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Concise History of Economic Thought
Book Subtitle
From Mercantilism to Monetarism
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-37245-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 339
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