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Great economists since keynes

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Great economists since keynes

An Introduction to the Lives and Works of One Hundred Modern Economists

9781858986920 Edward Elgar Publishing
The late Mark Blaug, former Professor Emeritus, University of London and Professor Emeritus, University of Buckingham, UK
Publication Date: 1998 ISBN: 978 1 85898 692 0 Extent: 328 pp
Great Economists since Keynes is a unique book. It presents a stylish, short, authoritative statement of each economist’s main contribution to the subject. It will be essential reading for anyone wishing to learn more about the great economists

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What is James Tobin’s main contribution? What is Arrow’s impossibility theorem? Which economists have made the most significant contribution to rational expectations? These and countless other questions are resolved in this eloquently written unique book.

Great Economists since Keynes is a unique book. It presents a stylish, short, authoritative statement of each economist’s main contribution to the subject. It will be essential reading for anyone wishing to learn more about the great economists.

Mark Blaug is one of the most consistently saleable, high quality authors currently writing in economics. His Economic Theory in Retrospect is an established classic in its field.
Critical Acclaim
Acclaim for the first edition:

‘These lightly written but seriously conceived vignettes are admirably fair and judicious without being obsequious. Anyone who reads them will learn not only a lot about the world’s most famous economists, but also a good deal about economics.’
– Robert Heilbroner, New School of Social Research, New York City, US

‘Mark Blaug’s encyclopaedic knowledge of economics and of economists eminently qualify him to write these fascinating vignettes . . . Each vignette is short, normally two or three pages, and contains a description of each economist’s principal contribution(s) followed by a list of important works and a biographical sketch. In each case there is a photograph: often there is a judicious assessment and in many cases there are useful references to the secondary literature.’
– D. Collard, Economic Journal
Contents
Contents: Preface to First Edition Preface to Second Edition Acknowledgements List of Entries Great Economists since Keynes Index of Names Index of Subjects
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