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A History of Economic Theory and Method
Offering an in-depth coverage of economic ideas from ancient times to the present, this outstanding text delivers today's student powerful insight into the broad scope of past intellectual contributions to the evolution of contemporary economic thinking. Notably shying from a mind-numbing encyclopedic listing of isolated people and dusty ideas, the authors provide engaging ...more
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Irwin/McGraw-Hill
(first published December 1st 1974)
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Informative, but highly normative and dare I say, Whiggist in its economic thinking. Example? Aside from declaring that progressive taxation is ridiculous at one point, the authors have 3 pages of caveats for Keynes' importance and heap nothing but praise on Friedman. But it's an excellent timeline.
May 09, 2015 dameolga rated it liked it · review of another edition
I managed to get through a huge chunk of this book (maybe 75-80%). Ekelund and Hebert provide a good overview of the general history of economics with a focus on economic theory and method instead of historical facts and events (as the title suggests). Overall, the book was informative though definitely with a more mainstream bent than I'd prefer. I'd recommend this book for a cursory study of history of econ, but for some of the more nitty gritty stuff, I'd look elsewhere. This book would ...more
Dec 29, 2009 Fran rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Fran by: Jorge Primavera
One of the main references for Econ 109: History of Economic Doctrines under Prof. Emmanuel De Dios (UP), Second Semester 1997-98, UP School of Economics, Diliman.