The Making of Modern Economics, Second Edition: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers

By Mark Skousen
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20.02 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Here is a bold, updated history of economics, the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built today’s rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this popular work to provide more on Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Joseph Stiglitz and on “imperfect” markets and behavioral economics. This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues to the present day, examining the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. Included are highlights of little known facts about the economists' personal lives that affected their work.

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Here is a bold, updated history of economics, the dramatic story of how the great economic thinkers built todays rigorous social science. Noted financial writer and economist Mark Skousen has revised this popular work to provide more on Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Joseph Stiglitz and on “imperfect” markets and behavioral economics.

This comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the major economic philosophers of the past 225 years begins with Adam Smith and continues to the present day, examining the contributions made by each individual to our understanding of the role of the economist, the science of economics, and economic theory. Included are highlights of little known facts about the economists' personal lives that affected their work.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Lively and accurate, a sure bestseller. Skousen is an able, imaginative and energetic economist." Milton Friedman, Hoover Institution
"I champion Skousen's new book to everyone.  I keep it by my bedside and refer to it often.  An absolutely ideal gift for college students." William F. Buckley, Jr., National Review
"Mark Skousen has emerged as one of the clearest writers on all matters economic today, the next Milton Friedman." Michael Shermer,  Scientific American
“Both fascinating and infuriating…enaging, readable, colorful…credulous, disingenuous, and tendentious.” Foreign Affairs
"Provocative, engaging, anything but dismal." N. Gregory Mankiw, Harvard University
“One of the most original books ever published in economics." Richard Swedberg, University of Stockholm
“The author’s unique view compares the development of economic thought to the construction of a building, designating Adam Smith’s 1776 Wealth of Nations as the foundation.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen, PhD, holds the Benjamin Franklin Chair of Management at Grantham University, has taught economics and finance at Columbia University, and is editor of Forecasts & Strategies, an award-winning investment newsletter. 

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Available Formats : Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 20.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English