Building upon the huge success of the previous edition, this updated text provides a clear, comprehensive guide to the most influential individuals in the field of economics. Covering a wide range of thinkers across several centuries, features of this second edition include: a significantly revised and expanded introduction discussing the importance of the history of economics, and highlighting the main schools of thought updated bibliographies and referencing that take account of the wealth of secondary literature available new entries on today's pioneering economists, such as Joseph Stiglitz revised entries on contemporary economists in order to include recent developments and research. Containing brief biographical information on each featured economist, as well as references to their major works, guides to further reading and a glossary of terms, Fifty Major Economists is undoubtedly an important and accessible resource for students of economics at all levels.
Steven Pressman is Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University, New Jersey. He is the author of Quesnay's Tableau Economique and editor (with Richard Holt) of A New Guide to Post Keynesian Economics, which is also published by Routledge. He also serves as co-editor of the Review of Political Economy and Associate Editor and Book Review Editor of the Eastern Economic Journal.