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Economic Thought: A Brief History

Economic Thought: A Brief History (Hardback)

By Kurz, Heinz D.
Translated by Riemer, Jeremiah

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In this concise and strategic history, Heinz D. Kurz selects major moments in the development of economic ideas to portray the growth of the field and how economic insights are acquired, lost, and reborn. His timeline focuses on the dynamic individuals who give old ideas new life... and the historical events that provoke the combination and recombination of different approaches and theories. Kurz begins with classical economics in ancient Greece and concludes with the visionary work of Kenneth J. Arrow and Amartya Sen. Among many other topics, he explains what Adam Smith meant by an invisible hand ; how Karl Marx's law of motion works in capitalist economies; the roots of Austrian economists' emphasis on the problems of information, incomplete knowledge, and uncertainty; and John Maynard Keynes's principle of effective demand and economic stabilization. A final chapter sums up the major concerns of economists today and their relation to world events.
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ISBN 9780231172585
Released NZ 15 Apr 2016
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Hardback
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Language English (translated from: German)
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ISBN-13 9780231172585
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Columbia University Press
Released 15 Apr 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Language English
Translated from German
Author(s) By Kurz, Heinz D.
Translated by Riemer, Jeremiah
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
World History: From C 1900 -
Economic History
Economic Theory & Philosophy
International Economics
Political Economy
Business & Management
International Business
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 330.1;330.15
Weight 368g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Economics - History
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text General/trade