Great Economists
Ten Economists Whose Thinking Changed the Way We Live

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By: Phil Thornton
October 2014
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781292009414
249 Pages
$39.50 Paper Original


The Great Economists succinctly and accurately describes the thinking of the world’s leading economic thinkers. It captures their key beliefs, explores their backgrounds, assesses their thinking and evaluates their legacy. It explains the schools of thought named after them and clearly shows how they influence our everyday lives.

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Chapter 1 – Adam Smith – the ‘founding father’ of economics

Chapter 2 – David Ricardo – from immigrant to gentleman

Chapter 3 – Karl Marx – the fallen hero?

Chapter 4 – Alfred Marshall – microeconomics arrives

Chapter 5 – John Maynard Keynes – the rise, fall, rise … and fall

Chapter 6 – Friedrich Hayek – the archetypal libertarian

Chapter 7 – Milton Friedman – father of monetarism

Chapter 8 – Paul Samuelson – the neoclassical economist synthesist

Chapter 9 – Gary Becker – economics in the real world

Chapter 10 - Daniel Kahneman – economic psychologist