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Academic Scribblers

Academic Scribblers - 3rd edition

Academic Scribblers - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780691059860

ISBN10: 0691059861

Academic Scribblers by William Breit, Roger L. Ransom and Robert M. Solow - ISBN 9780691059860
Edition: 3RD 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Princeton University Press
International: No
Academic Scribblers by William Breit, Roger L. Ransom and Robert M. Solow - ISBN 9780691059860

ISBN13: 9780691059860

ISBN10: 0691059861

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The Academic Scribblers offers a thoughtful and highly literate summary of modern economic thought. It presents the story of economics through the lives of twelve major modern economists, beginning with Alfred Marshall and concluding with Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. In a very real sense, this book picks up where Robert Heilbroner's classic The Wordly Philosophers leaves off. Whereas Heilbroner begins with Smith and ends with Joseph Schumpeter, Breit and Ransom bring the story of modern American and British economic theory up to the 1980s. The Academic Scribblers is an elegant summary of modern economic policy debate and an enticement into a happy engagement with the "dismal science" of economics."

Author Bio

Breit, William : Trinity University

William Breit is the E. M. Stevens Distinguished Professor of Economics at Trinity University in San Antonio.

Ransom, Roger L. : University of California-Riverside

Roger L. Ransom is Professor of Economics and History at the University of California, Riverside.

Solow, Robert M. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert M. Solow is Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1987.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition

Ch. 1 Introduction

Pt. 1 The Pillars of Neoclassical Economics

Ch. 2 The Intellectual Gantry of Neoclassical Economic Policy
Ch. 3 Alfred Marshall - Exemplar of Neoclassical Economic Thought

Pt. 2 The Eclipse of Neoclassical Economics

Ch. 4 Thorstein Veblen - The Abrogation of Consumer Sovereignty
Ch. 5 Arthur Cecil Pigou - Externalities in Production
Ch. 6 Edward Hastings Chamberlin - The Wastes of Competition
Ch. 7 John Maynard Keynes - Unemployment in Equilibrium

Pt. 3 The New Economics

Ch. 8 Alvin H. Hansen - The American Keynes
Ch. 9 Paul A. Samuelson - From Economic Wunderkind to Policymaker
Ch. 10 Abba P. Lerner - The Artist as Economist
Ch. 11 John Kenneth Galbraith - Economist as Social Critic

Pt. 4 The New Neoclassicism

Ch. 12 Frank H. Knight - Philosopher of the Counterrevolution in Economics
Ch. 13 Henry C. Simons - Radical Proponent of Laissez-faire
Ch. 14 Milton Friedman - Classical Liberal as Economic Scientist
Ch. 15 Conclusion

Afterword: The Academic Scribblers after Twenty-Five Years