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Description - Economics in Perspective by John Kenneth Galbraith

In Economics in Perspective, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith presents a compelling and accessible history of economic ideas, from Aristotle through the twentieth century. Examining theories of the past that have a continuing modern resonance, he shows that economics is not a timeless, objective science, but is continually evolving as it is shaped by specific times and places. From Adam Smith's theories during the Industrial Revolution to those of John Maynard Keynes after the Great Depression, Galbraith demonstrates that if economic ideas are to remain relevant, they must continually adapt to the world they inhabit. A lively examination of economic thought in historical context, Economics in Perspective shows how the field has evolved across the centuries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691171647
ISBN-10: 0691171645
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Kenneth Galbraith

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) was one of the most influential economists of the twentieth century. He was professor of economics at Harvard University and served as U.S. ambassador to India during the Kennedy administration. He wrote more than fifty books, including American Capitalism, The Affluent Society, and The New Industrial State (Princeton).

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