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A Concise History of Economic Thought

From Mercantilism to Monetarism

  • Gianni Vaggi
  • Peter Groenewegen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Classical Political Economy, 1600–1870

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
      Pages 3-11
    3. Seventeenth-century Pioneers

    4. Developments in French Economics

    5. Towards a Mature Classical Political Economy

      1. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 55-70
      2. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 71-81
      3. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 92-99
    6. The First Full Systems of Classical Political Economy

    7. The ‘Golden Age’ of Classical Political Economy

      1. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 127-136
      2. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 137-148
      3. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 149-158
      4. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 159-175
  3. Modern Developments, 1870–1960

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
      Pages 179-188
    3. The First Generation

      1. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 189-202
      2. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 203-210
      3. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 217-226
      4. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 227-234
    4. The Development of Marginalist Economics: Distribution and Capital Theory

    5. Pioneers of Macro-economics

      1. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 253-259
      2. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 260-264
      3. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 265-270
    6. Further Developments in Micro-economics

    7. The Foundations of Modern Macro-economics

      1. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 308-313
      2. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 314-318
      3. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 319-324
      4. Gianni Vaggi, Peter Groenewegen
        Pages 325-326
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 327-339

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a brief history of economic thought from the 17th century to the present day. Each chapter examines the key contributions of a major economist or group of economists and includes suggestions for further reading. Economists covered include Keynes, Marshall, Petty and Jevons, and less familiar theorists such as Galiani and Turgot.

Keywords

capital theory economics History of Economic Thought John Maynard Keynes Keynes Turgot

Authors and affiliations

  • Gianni Vaggi
    • 1
  • Peter Groenewegen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PaviaItaly
  2. 2.University of SydneyAustralia

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