Economic Thought since Keynes outlines the evolution of economic thought since the publication of The General Theory, putting into perspective the trends, issues and developments in economics over the last half century.
The book begins with an historical account of the schools, debates and issues that have characterised economic thought over the past 50 years, and the authors who have played major or significant roles. This is followed by a dictionary in which 150 economists are featured with biographical details, a bibliography of their major published works, an analysis of their contributions to economic thought and a guide to the secondary literature. An important feature of the volume is a detailed and comprehensive index which will make it an invaluable source for both teaching and research.
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 876 g
Dimensions: 169 x 244 mm
Edition: English ed.
`The history of very recent economic thought has been sadly neglected. This book seeks to fill this gap. Beaud and Dostaler describe and analyse recent and still current trends in economic thought since the death of Keynes: the aftermath of the Keynesian revolution. . . . supply-side economics, general equilibrium theory, game theory, Marxian economics, the new institutionalism, and much more besides. And they top this survey by a who's who of 150 contemporary authors who have played significant roles in modern economics. This is a book that has no parallel in the secondary literature. It is a unique contribution to the historiography of the recent past of our subject.' -- The late Mark Blaug, formerly of the University of London and University of Buckingham, UK
`. . . this is an important book that will be valuable to anyone working on the economics of the last half century. The historical account is excellently written, if from a controversial point of view, the dictionary entries provide a useful compendium of basic information on a wide range of economists and the book contains a wealth of bibliographical information.' -- Roger E. Backhouse, History of Economic Thought Newsletter
`The volume conceived by Michel Beaud and Gilles Dostaler to distill the essentials of economic thought since Keynes into a single and readily manageable volume is now available to English readers as translated from the original French by Valerie Cauchemez with assistance from Eric Litwack. It is, in a word, "exceptional". . . . The accessibility of such a well-organized and voluminous reference source will be well worth the price of the volume to many scholars of contemporary thought.' -- Ingrid H. Rima, Journal of the History of Economic Thought
`. . . this is an interesting work in that it highlights a broad spectrum of ideas and issues. . . it is a book that deserves a place in the professional library.' -- Charles R. McCann Jr., History of Political Economy