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Description - The History of Economics by Professor Roger E. Backhouse

As a broad introduction to the history of economic thought - based on courses the authors have taught for many years - this book provides a magisterial overview for students and teachers who have not had the opportunity to cover the development of the field of economics in its historical context.

The text is presented as a series of twenty-four lectures, which can be used as the basis for self-study or for the delivery of a course. Each lecture presents an outline of aims, a select bibliography, a chronology, an overview of between 3,000 and 4,000 words, and questions for further study or reflection.

Contemporary understanding of economic principles sheds little light on the manner in which past thinkers thought, so the reader is provided with the much-needed context behind the development of ideas, as well as being guided through the original writings of economists such as Smith, Jevons, Marshall, Robbins, Keynes and others. The emphasis is on the broad developing stream of economic argument from the seventeenth century to the present, seeking to emphasize a diversity that is sometimes suppressed in more conventional textbooks, which tend to organize their histories into sequences of schools of thought.

Backhouse and Tribe bring their considerable insight and knowledge to bear on the text, having honed their presentation to the needs of those with no previous background in the subject, without sacrificing analysis or rigour. The book will be warmly welcomed by students and teachers alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781911116707
ISBN-10: 1911116703
Format: Paperback / softback
(240mm x 170mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Agenda Publishing
Publisher: Agenda Publishing
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Professor Roger E. Backhouse

Roger E. Backhouse is professor of history and philosophy of economics at the University of Birmingham. Keith Tribe is a translator and independent scholar. He currently teaches history of economic thought at the University of Birmingham.

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