Handbook of the History of Economic Thought: Insights on the Founders of Modern Economics (The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences) by JГјrgen Georg Backhaus
English | 2012| ISBN: 144198335X | 728 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
This reader in the history of economic thought challenges the assumption that today’s prevailing economic theories are always the most appropriate ones. As Leland Yeager has pointed out, unlike the scientists of the natural sciences, economists provide their ideas largely to politicians and political appointees who have rather different incentives that might prevent them from choosing the best economic theory. In this book, the life and work of each of the founders of economics is examined by the best available expert on that founding figure. These contributors present rather novel and certainly not mainstream interpretations of the founders of modern economics.