The Historiography of Economics

Mark Blaug
E. Elgar Pub., 1991
Level: advanced
Perspective: Other
Topic: Reflection of Economics
page count: 234 pages
ISBN: 9781852784638


This volume focuses on the importance of the history of economic thought as an intellectual discipline. It counters the arguments of some contemporary economists who describe it as studying the mistakes of the past. However, all the great economists - Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Marshall, Keynes and even Milton Friedman - have drawn on the history of economics to find an appropriate pedigree for their own theoretical innovations. This important volume contains high-quality articles - written from different perspectives - demonstrating the importance of the history of economic thought.


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