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The Historiography of Economics

Pioneers in Economics series
Edited by the late Mark Blaug, former Professor Emeritus, University of London and Professor Emeritus, University of Buckingham, UK
This title focuses on the importance of the history of economic thought as an intellectual discipline. It counters the arguments of some contemporary economists who describe it as studying the mistakes of the past. However, all the great economists – Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Marshall, Keynes and even Milton Friedman – have drawn on the history of economics to find an appropriate pedigree for their own theoretical innovations. This important volume contains high quality articles – written from different perspectives – demonstrating the importance of the history of economic thought.
Extent: 256 pp
Hardback Price: £103.00 Online: £92.70
Publication Date: 1991
ISBN: 978 1 85278 463 8
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic Psychology
  • History of Economic Thought
This volume focuses on the importance of the history of economic thought as an intellectual discipline. It counters the arguments of some contemporary economists who describe it as studying the mistakes of the past. However, all the great economists – Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Marshall, Keynes and even Milton Friedman – have drawn on the history of economics to find an appropriate pedigree for their own theoretical innovations. This important volume contains high quality articles – written from different perspectives – demonstrating the importance of the history of economic thought.
14 articles, dating from 1964 to 1988
Contributors include: G.M. Anderson , K.E. Boulding, F. Cesarano, A.F. Chalk, B.A. Corry, F.W. Fetter, C.D. Goodwin, D.F. Gordon, R.L. Heilbroner, M. Perlman, O. Popescu, W.J. Samuels, P.A. Samuelson, J.J. Spengler, R.D. Tollison
Contents:
Volume I
Introduction
1. S. Bauer (1895), 'Quesnay's Tableau Économique'
2. A.I. Bloomfield (1938), 'The Foreign-Trade Doctrines of the Physicrats'
3. J.J. Spengler (1945), 'The Physiocrats and Say's Law of Markets. I'
4. J.J. Spengler (1945), 'The Physiocrats and Say's Law of Markets. II'
5. R.L. Meek (1951), 'Physiocracy and Classicism in Britain'
6. I Hishiyama (1960), 'The Tableau Économique of Quesnay'
7. W.J. Samuels (1961), 'The Physiocratic Theory of Property and State'
8. W.J. Samuels (1962), 'The Physiocratic Theory of Economic Policy'
9. R.M. Will (1965), 'Ecomic Thought in the Encyclopédie'
10. J. Johnson (1966), 'The Role of Spending in Physiocratic Theory'
11. R.V. Eagly (1969), 'A Physicratic Model of Dynamic Equilibrium'
12. V. Foley (1973), 'An Origin of the Tableau Économique'
13. W.A. Elits (1975), 'Francois Quesnay: A Reinterpretation. 1.'
14. W.A. Elits (1975), 'Francois Quesnay: A Reinterpretation. 2.'
15. A.L. Müller (1978), 'Quesnay's Theory of Growth: A Comment'
16. T. Barna (1976), 'Quesnay's Model of Economic Development'

Volume II
1. S.J. Brandenburg (1931), 'The Place of Agriculture in British National Economy Prior to Adam Smith'
2. N.J. Ware (1931), 'The Physiocrats: A Study in Economic Rationalization'
3. L.A. Maverick (1938), 'Chinese Influences Upon the Physiocrats'
4. T.P. Neill (1949), 'The Physiocrats' Concept of Economics'
5. A. Philips (1955), 'The Tableau Économique as Simple Leontiev Model'
6. R.L. Meek (1960), 'The Interpretaion of the "Tableau Économique"
7. L. Herlitz (1961), 'The Tableau Économique and the Doctrine of Sterility'
8. T. Barna (1975), 'Quesnay's Tableau in Modern Guise'
9. S. Malle (1979), 'Marx on Physicocracy'
10. I Ross (1984), 'The Physiocrats and Adam Smith'
11. G. Vaggi (1985), 'The Role of Profits in Physiocratic Economics'
12. W. Elitis (1988), 'The Contrasting Theories of Industrialization of Francois Quesnay and Adam Smith.'