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The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers

Presents the history of economics. This book offers coverage of Joseph Stiglitz, 'imperfect' markets, and behavioral economics.
The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers
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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".
List of Figures, Illustrations, Photographs, and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. It All Started With Adam; 2. The French Connection: Laissez Faire Avance!; 3. The Irreverent Malthus Challenges the New Model of Prosperity; 4. Tricky Ricardo Takes Economics Down a Dangerous Road; 5. Milling Around: John Stuart Mill and the Socialists Search for Utopia; 6. Marx Madness Plunges Economics into a New Dark Age; 7. Out of the Blue Danube: Menger and the Austrians Reverse the Tide; 8. Marshalling the Troops: Scientific Economics Comes of Age; 9. Go West, Young Man: Americans Solve the Distribution Problem in Economics; 10. The Conspicuous Veblen Versus the Protesting Weber: Two Critics Debate the Meaning of Capitalism; 11. The Fisher King Tries to Catch the Missing Link in Macroeconomics; 12. The Missing Mises: Mises (and Wicksell) Make a Major Breakthrough; 13. The Keynes Mutiny: Capitalism Faces Its Greatest Challenge; 14. Paul Raises the Keynesian Cross: Samuelson and Modern Economics; 15. Milton's Paradise: Friedman Leads a Monetary Counterrevolution; 16. The Creative Destruction of Socialism: The Dark Vision of Joseph Schumpeter; 17. Dr. Smith Goes to Washington: The Triumph of Market Economics; Index; About the Author.
Author
Mark Skousen
Short Title
MAKING OF MODERN ECONOMICS 2/E
Pages
494
Publisher
M.E. Sharpe
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0765622270
ISBN-13
9780765622273
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
330.09
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-12-31
Imprint
M.E. Sharpe
Subtitle
The Lives and Ideas of Great Thinkers
Country of Publication
United States
Replaces
9780765604804
Residence
Winter Park, FL, US
Place of Publication
Armonk
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