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Author Kurz, Heinz D.,
Title Geschichte des ökonomischen Denkens. English
Economic thought : a brief history / Heinz D. Kurz ; translated by Jeremiah Riemer.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]

Author Kurz, Heinz D.,
Subject Economics -- History.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 208 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-193) and index.
Contents Early economic thought -- Classical economics -- Marx and the socialists -- The rise of marginalism -- Marshall and the theory of partial equilibrium -- Utilitarianism, welfare theory, and systems debate -- Imperfect competition -- Schumpeter and the principle of creative destruction -- Keynes and the principle of effective demand -- Reactions to Keynes -- General equilibrium theory and welfare theory -- Developments in selected fields.
Summary In this concise yet comprehensive history, Heinz D. Kurz traces the long arc of economic thought from its emergence in ancient Greece to its systematic presentation among the classical thinkers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries to the influential work of scholars such as Paul Samuelson and Kenneth J. Arrow. With a keen eye for how economic insights are acquired, lost, and reborn, Kurz focuses on the dynamic individuals who give old ideas new life and the historical events that provoke different approaches and theories. Over the course of this journey, Kurz explains what Adam Smith meant by the "invisible hand"; how Karl Marx's "law of motion" works in capitalist economies; the roots of the Austrian economists' emphasis on the problems of information, incomplete knowledge, and uncertainty; John Maynard Keynes's principle of effective demand and economic stabilization; and the insights and challenges offered by growth theory, welfare economics, game theory, and more. He concludes with a deft summation of world economists' major concerns today and their critical reactions to world events. -- from dust jacket.
Note Translated from the German.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780231540759 (electronic bk.)
0231540752 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780231172585
OCLC # 949930819
Additional Format Print version: Kurz, Heinz D. Geschichte des ökonomischen Denkens. English. Economic thought. New York : Columbia University Press, 2016 9780231172585 (DLC) 2015038035 (OCoLC)925784518

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