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The Great Economists

The Great Economists

Ten Economists whose thinking changed the way we live

Phil Thornton

May 2014, Paperback, 264 pages
ISBN13: 9781292009414
ISBN10: 1292009411
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The Great Economists succinctly and accurately describes the thinking of the world’s leading economic thinkers. It captures their key beliefs, explores their backgrounds, assesses their thinking and evaluates their legacy. It explains the schools of thought named after them and clearly shows how they influence our everyday lives.

About the Author

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1 – Adam Smith – the ‘founding father’ of economics

Chapter 2 – David Ricardo – from immigrant to gentleman

Chapter 3 – Karl Marx – the fallen hero?

Chapter 4 – Alfred Marshall – microeconomics arrives

Chapter 5 – John Maynard Keynes – the rise, fall, rise … and fall

Chapter 6 – Friedrich Hayek – the archetypal libertarian

Chapter 7 – Milton Friedman – father of monetarism

Chapter 8 – Paul Samuelson – the neoclassical economist synthesist

Chapter 9 – Gary Becker – economics in the real world

Chapter 10 - Daniel Kahneman – economic psychologist

Phil Thornton is lead consultant at Clarity Economics, a consultancy and freelance writing service he set up after a 15-year career as a newspaper journalist. Before founding Clarity Economics he was Economics Correspondent at the Independent newspaper, a post he held for eight years. Phil is an award winning journalist, with a strong platform. His awards include Feature Journalist of the Year award in the Work World Media Awards, 2010 and Print Journalist of the Year Work World Media Awards, 2007