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by Steven Pressman

Fifty Major Economists (Routledge Key Guides) download ebook
ISBN:
0415645085
ISBN13:
978-0415645089
Author:
Steven Pressman
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Routledge; 3 edition (August 28, 2013)
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352 pages
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Fifty Major Economists Routledge Key Guides.

Fifty Major Economists Routledge Key Guides.

His book, 50 Major Economists, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2006) brings the ideas of key . (Routledge, 2006) brings the ideas of key economists from the past to a more general audience. Pressman has also written on economic methodology, arguing that the voting paradox cannot be resolved by claiming that voting is like clapping or applauding for a candidate. Strong empirical evidence that people engage in strategic voting, and important differences between voting and applause, make this resolution of the voting paradox inadequate.

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Fifty Major Economists. In this gem of a reference book, Pressman (economics, Monmouth Univ. summarizes the contributions of 50 key economist. he selection is historic, including nine economists born before 1800 as well as nine living economists. Economists from diverse political perspectives are included, all presented in a balanced manne. uch coverage is a welcome addition to textbook and popular treatments of economics that typically omit the history of economic thought. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Public and academic library collections at all levels.

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From Thomas Mun to Paul Krugman, from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century, this book tells you everything you need to know about the major contributions of those economists who have shaped the very discipline. Dr Pressman has an easy, interesting, yet scholarly style. Whether you are a practicing economist, an economics faculty, student, or simply interested in learning about economics and what economists.

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An introduction to the life, work and ideas of the people who have shaped the economic landscape from the sixteenth century to the present day. Now in a third edition, it considers how major economists might have viewed challenges such as the continuing economic slump, high unemployment and the sovereign debt problems which face the world today, it includes entries on:

• Paul Krugman

• Hyman Minsky

•John Maynard Keynes

• Adam Smith

•Irving Fisher

• James Buchanan

Fifty Major Economists contains brief biographical information on each featured economist and an explanation of their major contributions to economics, along with simple illustrations of their ideas. With reference to the recent work of living economists, guides to the best of recent scholarship and a glossary of terms, Fifty Major Economists is an ideal resource for students of economics.

Steven Pressman is Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University. He has published around 120 articles in refereed journals and as book chapters, and has authored, or edited 13 books, including Women in the Age of Economic Transformation, Economics and Its Discontents, Alternative Theories of the State, and Leading Contemporary Economists.

Reviews:
  • Arashigore
This was a great supplement to my textbook and other articles I had to read for a class on The History of Economic Doctrine. In this book, all in one place I got a great overview of many authors which I am sure I will reference again in the future. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to understand the landscape of economic thinkers which leads to how we tend to think today.
  • RuTGamer
I purchased this book to help with a research project I am planning to assign to high school seniors. It is very helpful by giving a snapshot view of each economist's theory.
  • Deodorant for your language
delivered on time and as described. However some very sritical pages are missing so 4 stars
  • Stan
Steven Pressman's book is the best place for anyone to start reading about economics. What you get here is neither the one-sided, smug, neoclassical viewpoint that most books on economics take nor one full of revolutionary fervour. Instead, this short book moves chronologically through the economic landscape, pausing to highlight the important economic thinkers, their lives and thoughts, and explaining both their lasting ideas and forgotten ones.
  • Rolling Flipper
I've been collecting economics books over the last several years and Pressman's book (the very last one I bought) has moved to the top of my favorite's list. This is an ideal book for a beginner. Pressman has a gift for distilling the difficult down to the simple. If you're looking for a first book on the history of economic thought, this is an ideal place to start.