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

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

Hardback Economists of the Twentieth Century

Edited by Nathan Rosenberg

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  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 236mm x 48mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 11 November 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Cheltenham
  • ISBN 10: 185898047X
  • ISBN 13: 9781858980478

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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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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.