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Utilitarianism and Malthus' Virtue Ethics: Respectable, Virtuous and Happy

by Sergio Cremaschi

The die-hard image of Malthus the ogre has not completely disappeared yet. And yet, Malthus showed no less concern than Adam Smith for the labouring poor. In order to make full sense of such expression of concern...


A Short History of Economic Progress

by Y.S. Brennor

First Published in 1975. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Scourge of Europe (Routledge Revivals): The Public Debt Described, Explained, and Historically Depicted

by L. V. Birck

Written during the early 1920s, at a time when Europe was still recovering from the catastrophe of the First World War, L.V. Birck's The Scourge of Europe examines the economic issues surrounding the existence...


Studies in the History of Public Economics

by Gilbert Faccarello & Richard Sturn

Many important economic and political debates today refer to the nature and the role of the State: should governments intervene in the economy and interfere with the operation of markets? In which occasions,...


The Political and Economic Thought of the Young Keynes: Liberalism, Markets and Empire

by Carlo Cristiano

A century ago, John Maynard Keynes entered the Treasury to serve his country during the First World War, but as is well known, appalled by the terms of the end-of-war Treaty of Versailles, he abandoned the British...


History and Financial Crisis: Lessons from the 20th century

by Christopher Kobrak & Mira Wilkins

One striking weaknesses of our financial architecture, which helped bring on and perhaps deepen the Panic of 2008, is an inadequate appreciation of the past. Information about how the system functioned and...


Perspectives on Econometrics and Applied Economics: A Tribute to Sir Clive Granger

by Mark P. Taylor

This volume is dedicated to the memory and the achievements of Professor Sir Clive Granger, economics Nobel laureate and one of the great econometricians and applied economists of the twentieth and early twenty-first...


Neuroeconomics: Hype or Hope?

by Caterina Marchionni & Jack Vromen

Is neuroeconomics a flimsy fad likely to pass without leaving a discernible trace in economics? Or is it a promising new field with the potential to enrich and improve economic theory? Neuroeconomics brings...


The Paretian Tradition During the Interwar Period: From Dynamics to Growth

by Mario Pomini

The years in-between the two World Wars were a crucial period for the building of economic dynamics as an autonomous field. Different competing research programs arose at international level. Great progress...


Adam Smith

by R. H. Campbell & A. S. Skinner

This reissued biography of Adam Smith, first published in 1982, presents both an intellectual and personal portrait of the man. It is not intended as a full-scale scholarly biography burdened with heavy footnotes....


Human Documents of Adam Smith's Time

by Edgar Royston Pike

First published in 1974, this is not a 'life' of the founder of the science of economics, although it opens with a biographical sketch; nor is it an analysis of The Wealth of Nations, although it contains numerous...


Adam Smith's Sociological Economics

by David Alexander Reisman

First published in 1976, this book provides an interdiciplinary study fo the thoughts of Adam Smith, showing it particular how the link between economic basis and social superstructure was central to his work....


Re-Thinking Economics: Exploring the Work of Pierre Bourdieu

by Asimina Christoforou & Michael Lainé

Once again, unfettered capitalism has failed. Promises for global prosperity and peace have given way to a world of deep recession, social upheaval and political instability. Once again, mainstream economics...


Information Technology and Socialist Construction: The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism

by Daniel E. Saros

The failure of command central planning in the twentieth century has led to a general disillusionment within the socialist movement worldwide. Some alternatives to capitalism have been proposed since the end...


Keynes and His Contemporaries: Tradition and Enterprise in the Cambridge School of Economics

by Atsushi Komine

This book examines how the Cambridge School economists, such as J. M. Keynes, constructed revolutionary theories and advocated drastic policies based on their ideals for social organizations and their personal...


An Inquiry Into Physiocracy (Routledge Revivals)

by Max Beer

The common understanding of physiocracy - the school of eighteenth-century political economy associated with thinkers such as Boisguillebert and Quesnay - is often confined to the view that it considered agriculture...


Russia's 'Age of Silver' (Routledge Revivals): Precious-Metal Production and Economic Growth in the Eighteenth Century

by Ian Blanchard

First published in 1989, Russia's 'Age of Silver' represents a major contribution to the history of the international economy during the eighteenth century, challenging old prejudices and establishing the importance...


The Crisis of Keynesian Economics (Routledge Revivals)

by Geoffrey Pilling

Geoffrey Pilling's treatment of this complex issue in political economy, first published in 1986, concentrates on a review of Keynes' writings rather than the vast literature that has developed surrounding his...


How It All Began (Routledge Revivals): Origins of the Modern Economy

by W. W. Rostow

First published in 1975, this book traces the origins of our modern economy, showing the routes by which nations have either achieved wealth or have been impoverished. W. W. Rostow brings together issues of...


Bolshevism at a Deadlock (Routledge Revivals)

by Karl Kautsky

Bolshevism at a Deadlock was written Karl Kautsky, one of the leading Marxist intellectuals of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, in response to the catastrophic failures of Stalin's first Five...