History of Economic Thought

ISBN-10: 0618133941

ISBN-13: 9780618133949

Edition: 4th 2002

Authors: Harry Landreth, David C. Colander

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Written especially for the student, the authors of this text explore economic ideas, from preclassical to modern, in an interesting and provocative manner.
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Book details

List price: $185.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/18/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Note: Each chapter includes a Summary, Key Terms, Questions for Review and Discussion, and Suggested Readings
Introduction The Central Focus of Modern Economic Thought
Our Approach to the History of Economic Thought
The Role of Heterodox Economists
The Problems of Presenting Diversity
Methodological Issues
Benefits to Be Gained from the Study of the History of Economic Thought
Appendix for Chapter 1 The Profession of Economics and Its Methodology T
he Spread of Economic Ideas
The Evolution of Methodological Thought
Preclassical Economics
Early Preclassical Economic Thought
Important Writers Some Broad Generalizations
Non-Western Economic Thought
Greek Thought
Arab-Islamic Thought
Scholasticism
Mercantilism, Physiocracy, and Other Precursors of Classical Economic Thought
Important Writers Mercantilism Influential
Precursors of Classical Thought
Physiocracy Spanish Economic Thought
Classical Economic Thought, and Its Critics Important Writers
Adam Smith The Breadth of Adam Smith Smith's Analysis of Markets and Policy Conclusions
The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
International Trade Value Theory
Distribution Theory
Welfare and the General Level of Prices
Ricardo and Malthus David Ricardo--A Theorist's Theorist
The Malthusian Population Doctrine Ricardo: Method, Policy, Scope Ricardo's Model Ricardo's Theory of Land Rent Ricardo's Value Theory
Ricardian Distribution Theory
Comparative Advantage
Stability and Growth in a Capitalistic Economy
J.S. Mill and the Decline of Classical Economics
Post-Ricardian Developments J.S. Mill: The Background of His Thought Millian Economics
Karl Marx and His Critique of Classical Economics
An Overview of Marx Marx's Economic Theories Marx's Analysis of Capitalism
Neoclassical Economic Thought and Its Critics
Jevons, Menger, and The Foundations of Marginal Analysis
Important Writers Historical Links Jevons, Menger, and Walras
Second-Generation Austrians
The Transition to Neoclassical Economics: Marginal Analysis Extended
Important Writers Marginal Analysis Extended: The Second Generation
Marginal Productivity Theory
Profits and Interest
Alfred Marshall and Neoclassical Economics
Marshall's Claim to Being the Father of Neoclassicism
Walras and General Equilibrium Theory
Walras's General Equilibrium System Vilfredo Pareto
Institutional and Historical Critics of Neoclassical Economics
Important Writers Methodological Controversy Thorstein Veblen Wesley Clair Mitchell John R. Commons John A. Hobson
Austrian Critique of Neoclassical Economics and the Debate about Socialism and Capitalism
Important Writers Defining Capitalism and Socialism
The Emergence of Capitalistic Thought
The Evolution of Austrian Thought
The Development of Socialist Economic Thought
The Debate Concerning Economic Systems
Modern Economics and Its Critics
The State of Modern Economics
The Structure of Part Four
The Development of Modern Microeconomic Theory
Important Writers
The Movement Away from Marshallian Economics
The Formalist Revolution in Microeconomics
Milton Firedman and the Chicago Approach to Microeconomics Problems with Modern Applied Economics
A Comparison of Neoclassical and Modern Microeconomics
The Development of Modern Macroeconomic Thought
Important Writers Historical Forerunners of Modern Macroeconomics
Keynesian Macroeconomics
Modern Macroeconomics
The Development of Econometrics and Empirical Methods in Economics
Important Writers
Empirical Economics
Neoclassical Economics and Empirical Analysis
Macroeconomics and Empirical Analysis
The Rise of Econometrics
The Fall from Scientific Grace of Macroeconomics
Bayesian Econometrics
Experimental Economists
The Development of Modern Heterodox Economic Thought
Important Writers Radicals Modern Institutionalists, Quasi-Institutionalists, and Neoinstitutionalists
Quasi-Institutionalists
Neoinstitutionalists
Post-Keynesians Public Choice Advocates
Austrian Economics Other Heterodox Economic Groups
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