The Emergence of Economic Ideas

The Emergence of Economic Ideas : Essays in the History of Economics

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The main theme of this work is a concern with the emergence and diffusion of economic ideas. The book brings together a range of Professor Rosenberg's contributions to the history of economic thought. Topics include the development of capitalist institutions and technological dynamism.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 48.26mm | 158.76g
  • Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 185898047X
  • 9781858980478

Table of contents

Mandeville and laissez-faire; some institutional aspects of the "Wealth of Nations"; Adam Smith and the division of labour - two views or one?; Adam Smith, consumer tastes and economic growth; Adam Smith on profits - paradox lost and regained; another advantage of the division of labour; Adam Smith and the stock of moral capital; Charles Babbage - pioneer economist; Karl Marx on the economic role of science; Marx as a student of technology; Joseph Schumpeter - radical economist; George Stigler - Adam Smith's best friend.

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