Knight's classic study has a long history: first published in 1921, reissued 1933, reprinted 1948 and 1957, and cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed. 1971. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Schumpeter proclaims in this classical analysis of capitalist society first published in 1911 that economics is a natural self-regulating mechanism when undisturbed by "social and other meddlers." In his preface he argues that despite weaknesses, theories are based on logic and provide structure for understanding fact. Of those who argue against him, Schumpeter asks a fundamental question: "Is it really artificial to keep separate the phenomena incidental to running a firm and the phenomena incidental to creating a new one?" In his answers, Schumpeter offers guidance to Third World politicians no less than First World businesspeople. In his substantial new introduction, John E. Elliott discusses the salient ideas of The Theory of Economic Development against the historical background of three great periods of economic thought in the last two decades.
Containing Fritz Machlup's papers on international finance spanning thirty years, this volume includes pieces translated into English for the first time. Focussing on the theme of the balance of payments, the work is structured as follows: Foreign Exchanges and Balance of Payments, The Effects of Devaluation, Gold and Foreign Reserves, Capital Movements and the Transfer Problem. An introduction to each section by the author is included.
Originally published in 1940, this book traces the development of theories concerning currency and credit from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. It provides a comprehensive account of the political and economic conditions in which the theories and controversies arose, with the result that the work has become a classic in its field.
The new edition of this classroom classic retains the organizing theme of the original text, presenting the development of thought within the context of economic history. Economic ideas are framed in terms of the spheres of production and circulation, with a critical analysis of how past theorists presented their ideas.
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