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History of Economics : A Course for Students and Teachers (Paperback) (Roger E. Backhouse & Keith Tribe)
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Roger E. Backhouse and Keith Tribe present a broad introduction to the history of economic thought based upon courses they have taught for many years. Its main purpose is to provide an overview for students and teachers who have not had the opportunity of taking a course in the subject. The book is presented as a series of twenty-four lectures. 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 student 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. With many years of experience teaching economic thought, the authors have honed their presentation to the needs of those with no previous ckground in the subject, without sacrificing analysis or rigor. The book will be warmly welcomed by students and teachers alike.
Number of Pages: 386
Genre: Business + Money Management
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Roger E. Backhouse & Keith Tribe
Street Date: December 19, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-9955
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