From Keynes to Piketty

The Century that Shook Up Economics

  • Peter de Haan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 495-530

About this book


From Keynes to Piketty provides the reader with an accessible and entertaining insight into the development of economic thought over the past century. Starting with John Maynard Keynes's bestseller, The Economic Consequences of Peace (1919), and ending with Thomas Piketty's blockbuster, Capital in the Twenty First Century (2014), the author explains which dramatic political and economic events changed the way economists interpreted these events, and how they revolutionized the economic science.

The book contains biographies of Keynes, Schumpeter, Galbraith, Hayek, Friedman, Hirschman, North, and Piketty, alongside others, and highlights their extraordinary lives and works, anecdotes about them, and their often sharp differences of opinion. Extensive summaries of their main works provide the interested scholar and student with an accurate presentation of their contents. A must-read for all those who wonder what happened to economics during the past century, and why.


History of economic thought Political developments Economic developments Great recession Keynes Schumpeter Galbraith Hayek Friedman PIketty Capitalism

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  • Peter de Haan
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  1. 1.NetherlandsThe Netherlands

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