This book's particular value is that it studies theories rather than theorists. It focuses on the leading works in economics and mainstream economic ideas. With the detailed Reader's Guide and Notes on Further Readings and major sections on monetary theory, macroeconomics and location theory students are guided through the literature of economics.
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'It is a magnificent achievement in the breadth of its scholarship, the incisiveness of its insights, and in the depth of its knowledge of economics past and present.' The Economic Journal
'… the most acute, intelligent, and methodologically self-conscious general survey of the progress of economic theory since Schumpeter'. A. W. Coats, Kyklos
This is a new edition of this classic text on the history of economic thought. Its particular value is that it studies theories rather than theorists, and focuses on the logical coherence and explanatory value of the mainstream of economic ideas, undiluted by biographical colouring or historical digressions, Detailed Reader's Guides are provided to the leading works in economics, and Notes on Further Reading guide the student through the literature that has grown up around these works. This edition is substantially revised and updated throughout, with major new sections on monetary theory and macroeconomics, and a new chapter on location theory.
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