- ISBN 9780765622273 / 0765622270
- Title The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers
- Author Mark Skousen
- Category Economic History
- Format Paperback
- Year 2008
- Pages 494
- Publisher M.E. Sharpe
- Imprint M.E. Sharpe
- Edition 2nd
- Language English
- Dimensions 178mm x 26mm x 235mm
Presents the history of economics. This book offers coverage of Joseph Stiglitz, 'imperfect' markets, and behavioral economics.
Here is a bold history of economics - the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today's rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised and updated this popular work to provide more material on Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and expanded coverage of Joseph Stiglitz, 'imperfect' markets, and behavioral economics.This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues through the present day. The text examines the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. To make the work more engaging, boxes in each chapter highlight little-known - and often amusing - facts about the economists' personal lives that affected their work.
Mark Skousen is Benjamin Franklin Chair of Management at Grantham University. In 2004-05, he taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. He is the editor-in-chief of the investment newsletter “Forecasts and Strategies”, and the author of several books, including “The Making of Modern Economics” and “The Power of Economic Thinking”.