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A BRIEF HISTORY OF ECONOMICS:Artful Approaches to the Dismal Science (2nd Edition)

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  • E Ray Canterbery

    (Florida State University, USA)

Abstract

Blending past and present, this brief history of economics is the perfect book for introducing students to the field. A Brief History of Economics illustrates how the ideas of the great economists not only influenced societies but were themselves shaped by their cultural milieu. Understanding the economists' visions ¡ª lucidly and vividly unveiled by Canterbery ¡ª allows readers to place economics within a broader community of ideas. Magically, the author links Adam Smith to Isaac Newton's idea of an orderly universe, F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Thorstein Veblen, John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath to the Great Depression, and Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities to Reaganomics. The second edition is right up-to-date with a lively discussion of the economic crises of 2007¨C2010. Often humorous, Canterbery's easy style will make the student's first foray into economics lively and relevant. Readers will dismiss ¡°dismal¡± from the science.

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  • E Ray Canterbery, 2010. "A BRIEF HISTORY OF ECONOMICS:Artful Approaches to the Dismal Science (2nd Edition)," World Scientific Books, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., edition 2, number 7661.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:wsbook:7661
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    1. Bas Straatman & Danielle Marceau & Roger White, 2013. "A Generic Framework for a Combined Agent-based Market and Production Model," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 41(4), pages 425-445, April.
    2. Reza Naghizadeh & Shaban Elahi & Manoochehr Manteghi & Sepehr Ghazinoory & Marina Ranga, 2015. "Through the magnifying glass: an analysis of regional innovation models based on co-word and meta-synthesis methods," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 49(6), pages 2481-2505, November.

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    Keywords

    History of Economic Thought; Economic History; Great Economists; Keynesian Economics; Classical Economics; Monetarism; Contemporary Economics; Adam Smith; David Ricardo; Karl Marx; Alfred Marshall; Thorstein Veblen; John Maynard Keynes; Robert Lucas; John Nash; John Kenneth Galbraith; Milton Friedman;

    JEL classification:

    • B1 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925
    • B2 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925
    • B16 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Quantitative and Mathematical
    • B20 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - General
    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics

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