Adam Smith, 1723-90 (Pioneers in Economics No 12)

Adam Smith, 1723-90 (Pioneers in Economics No 12)

By: Mark Blaug (editor)Hardback

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Until comparatively recently, Adam Smith was known mainly as the author of "Th Wealth of Nations". Modern scholarship and the greater availablity 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 a thinker thoroughly steeped in 18th-century traditions. The breadth and complexity of Adam 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 articles published over the last eight years.

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Contents

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Thomas Reid on Adam Smith's theory of morals, J.C. Steward-Robertson and D.F. Norton; the hauteur of Adam Smith - an unpublished letter from James Anderson of Monkshill, A.C. Dow; Adam Smith in the customhouse, G.M. Anderson, W.F. Shughard 11 and R.D. Tollison; Adam Smith and the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

  • publication date: 05/12/1991
  • ISBN13: 9781852784744
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
  • ID: 9781852784744
  • weight: 1400
  • ISBN10: 1852784741

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