Contributions to the History of Economic Thought

Contributions to the History of Economic Thought : Essays in Honour of R.D.C. Black

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Featuring original contributions from some of the leading contemporary figures in the history of economic thought, this book offers new perspectives on key topics, from Smith's Wealth of Nations to the Jevonian Revolution. Drawing inspiration from the life and work of R.D.C. Black, formerly Professor of Economics at Queen's University Belfast, this book will be of essential interest to any serious scholar of economic more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.3mm | 521g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138866261
  • 9781138866263

Table of contents

Introduction Antoin E. Murphy and Renee PrendergastPart I. R.D.C. Black - Historian of Economic Thought1. Interview with R.D.C. Black 2. R.D.C. Black: an historiographical and methodological analysis A.W. CoatsPart II. History of Economic Thought as an Intellectual Discipline3. History of economic thought as an intellectual discipline D.P. O'Brien4. Reflections on the history of economic thought or 'a trip down memory lane' Bernard CorryPart III. Perspectives on Adam Smith5. 'A very amusing book about old times' Donald Winch6. Adam Smith: an historical perspective on the wealth of nations Andrew S. Skinner 7. 'The Wealth of Nations' censored: early translations in Spain Pedro Schwartz Part IV. Jevons, Gossens and Shadwell 8. The Jevonian revolution re-appraised Margaret Schabas9. Jevons and Gossen John K. Whitaker10. John Emilius Lancelot Shadwell on value and wages Ian Steedman Part V. Into the Archives11. Brotherhood at arms: the Cairnes - Leslie controversy Tadhg Foley and Tom Boylan 12. The famine, The New York Irish and their bank Cormac Ó Grada Part VI. Abstraction and Relativity13. The political economy of Edmund Burke Renee Prendergast14. Menger's organic view of institutions Charles Hickson 15. Canons of monetary orthodoxy and John Law Antoin E Murphyshow more