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Great Economic Thinkers: An Introduction - from Adam Smith to Amartya Sen
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Jonathan Conlin
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Great Economic Thinkers: An Introduction - from Adam Smith to Amartya Sen

Jonathan Conlin


Reaktion Books

Business & Economics;
Economic theory & philosophy


304 pages

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Great Economic Thinkers presents an accessible introduction to the lives and works of the most influential economists of modern times. Free from confusing jargon and equations, the book describes and discusses key economic concepts - from the role played by the division of labour, to wages and rents, cognitive biases, saving, entrepreneurship, game theory, liberalism, laissez-faire and welfare economics - showing how they have come to shape how we see ourselves and our society today.

All of the thirteen economists featured - Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, and Nobel Prize winners Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, John Forbes Nash, Jr, Daniel Kahneman, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz - have had a profound influence on our attitudes towards market intervention and regulation, taxation, trade and monetary policy. Each chapter combines a biographical outline of a single thinker with critical analysis of their contribution to economic thought. The book features an introduction by economics historian D'Maris Coffman.

If you've ever wanted to find out more about the theorists who gave us the `invisible hand', Keynesianism, `creative destruction', behavioural economics and other concepts, this book is the perfect place to start.

Edited by:   Jonathan Conlin
Imprint:   Reaktion Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781789140057
ISBN 10:   1789140056
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jonathan Conlin is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton. His books include Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Making of the Modern City (2013), Evolution and the Victorians (2014) and Adam Smith (Reaktion, 2016). Introduction by D'Maris Coffman, Professor in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment, University College London. With contributions by Michelle Baddeley, Victoria Bateman, Emmanuelle Benicourt, Katia Caldari, Jonathan Conlin, Mario Graca Moura, Karen Horn, Helen Paul, Joseph Persky, Paul Prew and Scott Scheall.

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