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Evolution of Economic Ideas

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ISBN-10: 0521293154

ISBN-13: 9780521293150

Edition: 1978

Authors: Phyllis Deane, Gautam Mathur, Joan Robinson, Joan Robinson

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The failure of orthodox economic analysis to provide acceptable answers to the dominant contemporary policy problems has given rise to a widespread feeling of 'methodological crisis' in the discipline. Students find it increasingly hard to relate to a textbook-authenticated paradigm which seems to be in the process of disintegration. The object of this book is to put some of the current theoretical controversies into long term perspective by tracing their historical antecedents. A connected object is to interpret some of the doctrinal divisions in the modern debate by showing that they spring from profound disagreements about what economics is and what questions the economist ought to be…    
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/5/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Series preface
Introduction
Origins of modern economics
Adam Smith's theory of value
Origins of modern growth theory
Classical monetary theory
Ricardo on value, distribution and growth
Scope and methodology of classical political economy
The marginal revolution and the neo-classical triumph
The neo-classical theory of value
The Marxian alternative
Neo-classical orthodoxy in the inter-war period
Monetary theory in the neo-classical era
The Keynesian revolution
Twentieth-century growth theory
Methodological divisions in economics since Keynes
Index of names
Subject index