Three Great Economists

Three Great Economists : Smith, Malthus, Keynes

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This volume contains studies of three of the most influential economic theorists: Smith, whose masterpiece of economic theory, "The Wealth of Nations", advocated free trade; Malthus, whose polemical first "Essay on Population" generated more misunderstanding and personal vilification than any comparable figure in the history of social and political thought; and Keynes, central thinker of the 20th-century, whose doctrines continue to inspire strong feelings in admirers and detractors alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 391 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 33.02mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0192876945
  • 9780192876942

About D.D. Raphael

D. D. Raphael is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy in the University of London. His previous books include Problems of Political Philosophy (1970) and Moral Philosophy (OUP OPUS, 1981, second edition 1994). Donald Winch is Professor of the History of Economics at the University of Sussex. His previous publications include studies of classical political economy, the relationship of economics and policy during the twentieth century, Adam Smith's Politics (1978), and That Noble Science of Politics, with Stefan Collini and John Burrow. Robert Skidelsky is Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University. He is the author of the widely acclaimed biography, John Maynard Keynes.show more

Table of contents

Foreword by Sir Keith Thomas; Smith by D. D. Raphael; Malthus by Donald Winch; Keynes by Robert Skidelsky; Index. (Each text includes its own notes and further reading)show more

Review quote

'For a clever and entertaining survey of Smith's life and work this book is unrivalled.' British Book News 'In assembling a clear subtle portrait of Malthus, Winch has made a successful case for paying attention to what this varied and interesting thinker actually wrote, and he has done this in just over 100 pages: a remarkable achievement, and precisely what the general reader has come to hope for in the Oxford Past Master series.' THES 'exemplary in covering difficult subjects with lucidity and concision.' TES on Keynesshow more