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Economic Theory in Retrospect

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  • Blaug,Mark

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This is a history of economic thought from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes - but it is a history with a difference. Firstly, it is a history of economic theory, not of economic doctrines, that is, it is consistently focused on theoretical analysis, undiluted by entertaining historical digressions or biological colouring. Secondly, it includes detailed Reader's Guides to nine of the major texts of economics, namely the works of Smith, Ricardo, Mill, Marx, Marshall, Wickstead, Wicksell, Walras and Keynes, in the effort to encourage students to become acquainted at first hand with the writings of all the great economists. This fifth edition, first published in 1997, adds new Reader's Guides to Walras's Elements of Pure Economics (1871–74) and Keynes' General Theory to the previous seven Reader's Guides of other great books in economics. There are significant and major additions to six chapters.

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This book is provided by Cambridge University Press in its series Cambridge Books with number 9780521577014 and published in 1997.

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  1. Van-Ilya, Andrei, 2012. "Spatial Allocation of Economy as a Fiber Bundle," MPRA Paper 40820, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Louis Makowski & Joseph M. Ostroy, 1990. "The Existence of Perfectly Competitive Equilibrium a la Wicksteed," UCLA Economics Working Papers 606, UCLA Department of Economics.
  3. Richard Lipsey, 2001. "Successes and failures in the transformation of economics," Journal of Economic Methodology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(2), pages 169-201.
  4. Alam, M. Shahid, 2006. "Economic Growth with Energy," MPRA Paper 1260, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2010. "Axiomatic Basics of e-Economics," MPRA Paper 24331, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Edward W. Piotrowski & Jan Sladkowski, . "The Merchandising Mathematician Model. Stochastic Demand and Supply," Departmental Working Papers 1, University of Bialtystok, Department of Theoretical Physics.
  7. Hubacek, Klaus & van den Bergh, Jeroen C.J.M., 2006. "Changing concepts of 'land' in economic theory: From single to multi-disciplinary approaches," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(1), pages 5-27, January.
  8. Koehn, Julia, 2011. "From tools to theories: The emergence of modern financial economics," Discussion Papers 16/2011, Witten/Herdecke University, Faculty of Management and Economics.
  9. Mark Blaug, 2003. "Rational vs historical reconstruction - a counter-note on Signorino's note on Blaug," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(4), pages 607-608.
  10. Lefteris Tsoulfidis & Dimitris Paitaridis, 2012. "Revisiting Adam Smith's theory of the falling rate of profit," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 39(5), pages 304-313, May.
  11. Yalcintas, Altug, 2006. "Stories of Error and Vice Matter: Path Dependence, Paul David, and Efficiency and Optimality in Economics," MPRA Paper 749, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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