Pannell Discussions

No. 59, 4 July 2005

Economics history

The history of economic thought sounds like a dry and dusty topic, but I think it is actually quite interesting. I recently read a very amusing potted summary of the subject by John Creedy, Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne. It is called "Adam Smith and All That - a review of the history of economics in one easy lession". You can access it here.

David Pannell, The University of Western Australia, David.Pannell@uwa.edu.au

p.s. 17 May 2007. The above link appears to be broken, presumably because the paper was published in the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. You can access it here, but your organisation probably needs a subscription to the journal.


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