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198 × 129 × 23 mm
312 pages
16 Mar 2020

Great Economic Thinkers An Introduction – from Adam Smith to Amartya Sen Jonathan Conlin

Great Economic Thinkers presents an accessible introduction to the lives and works of the most influential economists of modern times: Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, Joseph Schumpeter, John Maynard Keynes, and Nobel Prize winners Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, John Forbes Nash Jr, Daniel Kahneman, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz.

Free from jargon and equations, the book describes key economic concepts – from the role played by the division of labour to wages and rents, cognitive biases, game theory and liberalism – showing how they have come to shape our society today.

Jonathan Conlin is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton. His books include Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London and the Making of the Modern City (2013), Evolution and the Victorians (2014) and Adam Smith (Reaktion, 2016).

Introduction - D’Maris Coffman

1 Adam Smith - Jonathan Conlin
2 David Ricardo - Helen Paul
3 John Stuart Mill - Joseph Persky
4 Karl Marx - Paul Prew
5 Alfred Marshall - Katia Caldari
6 Joseph Schumpeter - Mário Graca Moura
7 John Maynard Keynes - Victoria Bateman
8 Friedrich Hayek - Scott Scheall
9 Milton Friedman - Victoria Bateman
10 John Forbes Nash Jr - Karen Horn
11 Daniel Kahneman - Michelle Baddeley
12 Amartya Sen - Jonathan Conlin
13 Joseph Stiglitz - Emmanuelle Bénicourt

Further reading
List of contributors