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The Wealth of Ideas

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  • Roncaglia,Alessandro

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The Wealth of Ideas, first published in 2005, traces the history of economic thought, from its prehistory (the Bible, Classical antiquity) to the present day. In this eloquently written, scientifically rigorous and well documented book, chapters on William Petty, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, Carl Menger, Léon Walras, Alfred Marshall, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Schumpeter and Piero Sraffa alternate with chapters on other important figures and on debates of the period. Economic thought is seen as developing between two opposite poles: a subjective one, based on the ideas of scarcity and utility, and an objective one based on the notions of physical costs and surplus. Professor Roncaglia focuses on the different views of the economy and society and on their evolution over time and critically evaluates the foundations of the scarcity-utility approach in comparison with the Classical/Keynesian approach.

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  • Roncaglia,Alessandro, 2006. "The Wealth of Ideas," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521691871, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:cbooks:9780521691871
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    1. Eric Rahim, 2012. "Marx: From Hegel and Feuerbach to Adam Smith," Working Papers 1206, University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics.
    2. Carlo D'Ippoliti, 2013. "Introduzione: L'Unione Europea e' "mammona" (Introduction: A Pansy European Union)," Moneta e Credito, Economia civile, vol. 66(264), pages 377-395.
    3. Pencho Penchev, 2013. "Professor Ivan Kinkel – theoretician in economic theory (critical analysis)," Economic Thought journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 3, pages 97-120.
    4. Marcella Corsi & Carlo D'Ippoliti, 2013. "Class and gender in Europe, before and during the economic crisis," Working Papers CEB 13-027, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    5. Jan Kregel, 2012. "Diversity and Uniformity in Economic Theory as an Explanation of the Recent Economic Crisis," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_730, Levy Economics Institute.
    6. Alessandro Roncaglia, 2014. "Should the History of Economic Thought be Included in Undergraduate Curricula?," Economic Thought, World Economics Association, vol. 3(1), pages 1-1, March.
    7. Nicholas J. Theocarakis, 2014. "A commentary on Alessandro Roncaglia's paper: 'Should the History of Economic Thought be Included in Undergraduate Curricula?'," Economic Thought, World Economics Association, vol. 3(1), pages 1-10, March.
    8. Alessandro Roncaglia, 2011. "Macroeconomics in crisis and macroeconomics in recovery," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 64(257), pages 167-185.
    9. Marcella Corsi & Carlo D'Ippoliti, 2013. "The productivity of the public sector: A Classical view," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 66(267), pages 403-434.
    10. Joanna Coast & Philip Kinghorn & Paul Mitchell, 2015. "The Development of Capability Measures in Health Economics: Opportunities, Challenges and Progress," The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Springer;Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, vol. 8(2), pages 119-126, April.
    11. Roncaglia, Alesandro, 2015. "¿Debería la Historia del Pensamiento Económico ser incluida en los Planes de Estudio de Economía en Pregrado?
      [Should the History of Economic Thought be Included in Undergraduate Curricula?]
      ," MPRA Paper 67384, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 30 Jun 2015.
    12. Enrico Sergio Levrero, 2014. "Institucionalismo y teoría económica: del “neoclasicismo” a la teoría clásica," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 16(31), pages 81-99, July-Dece.
    13. Giuseppe Fontana & Bill Gerrard, 2006. "The future of Post Keynesian economics," BNL Quarterly Review, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, vol. 59(236), pages 49-80.
    14. Aldo Caliari, 2012. "Why do Shared Societies make economic sense? Three theoretical approximations," Working Papers 2012/28, Maastricht School of Management.
    15. Alessandro Roncaglia, 2014. "The theory of employment: two approaches compared," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 67(270), pages 241-268.
    16. Alberto Benítez Sánchez, 2011. "Distribution, exploitation and profit rates," REVISTA CUADERNOS DE ECONOMÍA, UN - RCE - CID, June.
    17. Carlo D'Ippoliti, 2014. "Introduction: welcoming a new editorial board," PSL Quarterly Review, Economia civile, vol. 67(268), pages 3-8.

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