On Classical Economics

Paperback | October 28, 2007

byThomas Sowell

not yet rated|write a review

Thomas Sowell's many writings on the history of economic thought have appeared in a number of scholarly journals and books, and these writings have been praised, reprinted, and translated in various countries around the world.

The classical era in the history of economics is an important part of the history of ideas in general, and its implications reach beyond the bounds of the economics profession.  On Classical Economics is a book from which students can learn both history and economics. It is not simply a Cook's tour of colorful personalities of the past but a study of how certain economic concepts and tools of analysis arose, and how their implications were revealed during the controversies that followed. In addition to a general understanding of classical macroeconomics and microeconomics, this book offers special insight into the neglected pioneering work of Sismondi—and why it was neglected—and a detailed look at John Stuart Mill's enigmatic role in the development of economics and the mysteries of Marxian economics.

Clear, engaging, and very readable, without being either cute or condescending, On Classical Economics can enable a course on the history of economic thought to make a contribution to students’ understanding of economics in general--whether in price theory, monetary theory, or international trade.  In short, it is a book about analysis as well as history.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$32.50

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

Thomas Sowell's many writings on the history of economic thought have appeared in a number of scholarly journals and books, and these writings have been praised, reprinted, and translated in various countries around the world.The classical era in the history of economics is an important part of the history of ideas in general, and its ...

Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of numerous books on a wide range of subjects, including Affirmative Action Around the World, published by Yale University Press.

other books by Thomas Sowell

Basic Economics
Basic Economics

Hardcover|Dec 2 2014

$36.75 online$46.00list price(save 20%)
Intellectuals and Society: Revised and Expanded Edition
Intellectuals and Society: Revised and Expanded Edition

Paperback|Mar 6 2012

$21.59 online$29.99list price(save 28%)
Economic Facts and Fallacies: Second Edition
Economic Facts and Fallacies: Second Edition

Paperback|Mar 22 2011

$25.03 online$25.99list price
see all books by Thomas Sowell
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 inPublished:October 28, 2007Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300126069

ISBN - 13:9780300126068

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of On Classical Economics

Reviews