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- DescriptionAdam Smith, who has towered over ecomics for more than two hundred years, was t alone in Scotland in creating systems of analysis which would explain how ecomies function and prosper. Writers of various backgrounds - there being such profession as 'ecomist' - who were inspired by issues of the day as well as by the writings of Smith and other Scots, made significant contributions to the development of ecomic theory and policy that are often overlooked today. In the Shadow of Adam Smith, a landmark work in the history of ecomic thought, surveys and integrates the ideas of eighty Scottish writers from the 18th and 19th centuries to reveal a startlingly rich tapestry of argument and debate on a wide variety of ecomic subjects, both philosophical and practical, that remain highly pertinent today. Government debt, ecomic growth, banking, credit, taxation - all were tackled by this remarkable, diverse collection of writers. Through reading their contributions to ecomics we both understand modern ecomic issues and thought more deeply, and gain a richer understanding of Adam Smith's thought and inheritance. Written in a crisp and readable style with a minimum of technical detail, this is an ideal book for students of the history of ecomics, as well as academics and general readers.
- Author BiographyDONALD RUTHERFORD is the Director of Studies at the University of Edinburgh, School of Economics, UK. After a short sojourn in the City of London, UK, as an investment analyst and financial journalist Rutherford came to Edinburgh University, where he is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Economics. A wide range of teaching has enabled him to acquire an extensive knowledge of economics, the basis for a dictionary of economics and other reference works. His principal interest is the history of economic thought, especially Scottish economics.
- Author(s)Donald Rutherford
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication04/07/2012
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Notebibliography
- Weight670 g
- Width164 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine24 mm
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