Adam Smith (1723-1790) (Pioneers in Economics 12)

Adam Smith (1723-1790) (Pioneers in Economics 12)

By: Mark Blaug (author)Hardback

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Until comparatively recently, Adam Smith was known mainly as the author of a single book, The Wealth of Nations. Modern scholarship and the greater availability of his other work has thrown new light on Adam Smith suggesting that he was no mere economist but a system builder on a grand scale and, furthermore, a thinker thoroughly steeped in eighteenth century traditions. The breadth and complexity of Smith's thought is reflected in this present volume which surveys the contemporary debate, involving both economists and the wider scholarly community, through some 40 of the outstanding articles published over the last eight years.

About Author

Edited by the late Mark Blaug, former Professor Emeritus, University of London and Professor Emeritus, University of Buckingham, UK


Introduction, Mark Blaug; Edmund Burke as an economist, D. Barrington; the classical theory of economic growth, A. Lowe; history and political economy - Smith, Marx and Marshall, P.D. Groenewegen; Adam Smith's analysis of joint-stock companies, G.M. Anderson; science and the legislator - Adam Smith and after, D. Winch; was Adam Smith right after all?, another test of the theory of compensating wage differentials, G.J. Duncan; Thomas Reid on Adam Smith's theory of morals, J.C. Steward-Robertson and D.F. Norton; the hauteur of Adam Smith - an unpublished letter from James Anderson of Monkshill, A.C. Dow; Adam Smith in the customhouse, G.M. Anderson, W.F. Shughard 11 and R.D. Tollison; Adam Smith and the prisoner's dilemma, G. Tullock; natural price and the impartial spectator - a new perspective on Adam Smith as a social economist, J.T. Young; Smith, Steuart and mercantilism, S. Rashid; Adam Smith and the natural progress of opulence, P. Bowles; on Adam Smith's lectures on jurisprudence, E. Pesciarelli; Smith, Bentham and the development of contrasting ideas on entrepreneurship, E. Pesciarelli.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781852784744
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
  • ID: 9781852784744
  • ISBN10: 1852784741

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