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The History of Economic Analysis

Selected Essays by John Creedy

By (author) John Creedy
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 25th Nov 1998
Dimensions: w 234mm h 156mm d 24mm
Weight: 691g
ISBN-10: 1858989086
ISBN-13: 9781858989082
Barcode No: 9781858989082
This book brings together John Creedy's most important essays on the history of economic analysis. The book contributes to our understanding of the development of economics by looking at the subject and some of its major players including Pareto, Edgeworth, Marshall and Wicksell, from an historical perspective. It reveals how learning about a subject and its past is critical to understanding current debates.

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`Those desirous of learning more about the theory of exchange in the formative period of marginalist economics can benefit considerably from Creedy's essays, here conveniently reprinted in the one place. Those who lack the originals on their bookshelves, whose work Creedy discusses, or who cannot easily obtain them from their university libraries, will find the selections reprinted in the companion volume quite handy. In short, these are useful collections to order for your library and to place on the reading list of your history of economics course if it deals in depth with the early marginalists. This is a quality contribution from a good specialist historian of economics.' -- Peter Groenewegen, History of Economics Review