Great Thinkers in Economics

Irving Fisher

Authors: Dimand, Robert W.

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  • Examines the life and work of Irving Fisher
  • Traces Fisher’s revitalization of the quantity theory of money
  • Considers how Fisher's work on Debt-Depression Theory influence policy making during the recent financial crisis 
  • Examines Fisher’s scientific legacy in economics
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Acclaimed by Joseph Schumpeter as ‘The greatest economist the United States has ever produced’, this book examines the life and work of American economist and statistician Irving Fisher (1867–1947). Fisher’s reputation suffered for decades after his incorrect predictions for the stock market in October 1929 and the impact of Keynesian macroeconomics, but the importance of his work came to be recognized through the advocacy of many prestigious scholars including Milton Friedman, Hyman Minsky and James Tobin.  With pivotal contributions including his Debt-Deflation Theory, Fisher Diagram and Ideal Index Number, his research in neoclassical economics influenced policymaking in his own day as well as during the recent financial crisis. This volume will be of interest to all those interested in the twentieth century transformation of economics.

About the authors

Robert Dimand is Professor of Economics at Brock University, Canada. In 2012-2013 he was President of the History of Economics Society. His first book, The Origins of the Keynesian Revolution (1988), was based on his Yale PhD dissertation, supervised by James Tobin. Since then he has authored and edited a dozen books, and more than 100 refereed journal articles. He previously published another book in this series entitled James Tobin (2014).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Economic Scientist, Economic and Social Reformer

    Pages 1-15

    Dimand, Robert W.

  • Indifference Curves and a Hydraulic Model of General Equilibrium

    Pages 17-44

    Dimand, Robert W.

  • Revitalizing the Quantity Theory of Money: From the Fisher Relation to the Fisher Equation

    Pages 45-73

    Dimand, Robert W.

  • The Fisher Diagram and the Neoclassical Theory of Interest and Capital

    Pages 75-112

    Dimand, Robert W.

  • Taming the “Dance of the Dollar”: From the Compensated Dollar to 100% Money

    Pages 113-134

    Dimand, Robert W.

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05177-8
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05176-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Irving Fisher
Authors
Series Title
Great Thinkers in Economics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05177-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05177-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05176-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 239
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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