New Ideas from Dead Economists

New Ideas from Dead Economists : An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought

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'Outstanding ...Fun to read' - "Wall Street Journal". Would Karl Marx have to revise his theories since the collapse of the Soviet Union? What would Adam Smith make of the Japanese economic miracle turning into an economic morass? The great economists of the past 200 years may no longer be with us, but their ideas are very much alive - and they have vital relevance to today's increasingly complex economic picture. In this witty book, Buchholz takes age-old economic theories and applies them to contemporary issues. Featuring material on the latest shifts in the world economy, this is a fascinating, balanced guide to understanding the economy, past and more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 22mm | 299.38g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0140283137
  • 9780140283136
  • 1,224,947

About Todd G. Buchholz

Todd G Buchholz is an internationally acclaimed economist who advises some of the world's leading investment funds. He has served as a director of economic policy and holds advanced degrees from Cambridge and Harvard universities. He lives in Washington more

Table of contents

Introduction - the plight of the economist; the second coming of Adam Smith; Malthus - prophet of doom and population boom; David Ricardo and the cry for free trade; the stormy mind of John Stuart Mill; the angry oracle called Karl Marx; Alfred Marshall and the marginalist mind; old and new institutionalists; Keynes -bon vivant as saviour; the monetarist battle against Keynes; the public choice school - politics as a business; the wild world of rational expectations; dark clouds, silver more

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