Fifty Major Economists

Fifty Major Economists

An introduction to the life, work and ideas of the people who have shaped the economic landscape from the sixteenth century to the present day. Now in a third edition, it considers how major economists might have viewed challenges such as the continuing economic slump, high unemployment and the sovereign debt problems which face the world today, it includes entries on: • Paul Krugman • Hyman Minsky • John Maynard Keynes • Adam Smith • Irving Fisher • James Buchanan Fifty Major Economists contains brief biographical information on each featured economist and an explanation of their major contributions to economics, along with simple illustrations of their ideas. With reference to the recent work of living economists, guides to the best of recent scholarship and a glossary of terms, Fifty Major Economists is an ideal resource for students of economics. Steven Pressman is Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University. He has published around 120 articles in refereed journals and as book chapters, and has authored, or edited 13 books, including Women in the Age of Economic Transformation, Economics and Its Discontents, Alternative Theories of the State, and Leading Contemporary Economists.

Fifty Major Economists

Fifty Major Economists

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.

Fifty Major Economists

Fifty Major Economists

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.

Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

Fifty Key Thinkers on Development

The essential guide to the world’s most influential development thinkers, this authoritative text presents a unique guide to the lives and ideas of leading contributors to the contested terrain of development studies. Reflecting the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the area, the book includes entries on: * modernisers like Hirshman, Kindleberger and Rostow * dependencistas such as Frank, Cardoso and Amin * progressives like Prebisch, Helleiner and Streeten * political leaders enunciating radical alternative visions of development, such as Mao, Nkrumah and Nyerere * progenitors of religiously or spiritually inspired development, such as Gandhi and Ariyaratne * development-environment thinkers like Blaikie, Brookfield and Shiva. This is a fascinating and readable introduction to the major figures that have shaped the field, ideal for anyone studying or working in the area.

Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers

Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers

Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers examines the work of some of today's most popular, original and influential cinematic voices. Each entry offers both an overview and critique of its subject's career and works, looking at the genres in which they work and their relationship to other film and filmmakers. It covers figures drawn from diverse cinematic traditions from around the world and includes: *Luc Besson *James Cameron *David Lynch *John Woo *Julie Dash *Spike Lee *Joel and Ethan Coen *Martin Scorsese *Mira Nair *Wim Wenders With each entry supplemented by a filmography, references and suggestions for further reading, this is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in contemporary film.

Fifty Major Political Thinkers

Fifty Major Political Thinkers

Fifty Major Political Thinkers introduces the lives and ideas of some of the most influential figures in Western political thought, from ancient Greece to the present day. The entries provide a fascinating introduction to the major figures and schools of thought that have shaped contemporary politics, including: Aristotle Simone de Beauvoir Michel Foucault Mohandas Gandhi Jurgen Habermas Machiavelli Karl Marx Thomas Paine Jean-Jacques Rousseau Mary Wollstonecraft. Fully cross-referenced and including a glossary of theoretical terms, this wide-ranging and accessible book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the evolution and history of contemporary political thought.

Ancient History: Key Themes and Approaches

Ancient History: Key Themes and Approaches

Ancient History: Key Themes and Approaches is a sourcebook of writings on ancient history. It presents over 500 of the most important stimulating and provocative arguments by modern writers on the subject, and as such constitutes an invaluable reference resource. The first section deals with different aspects of life in the ancient world, such as democracy, imperialism, slavery and sexuality, while the second section covers the ideas of key ancient historians and other writers on classical antiquity. Overall this book offers an invaluable introduction to the most important ideas, theories and controversies in ancient history, and a thought-provoking survey of the range of views and approaches to the subject.

Leading Contemporary Economists

Economics at the cutting edge

Leading Contemporary Economists

This book describes the important contributions of several contemporary economic figures including recent Nobel Laureates. Describing their work and putting it into an historical perspective, these chapters explain how their work constitutes a major contribution to the discipline of economics and how it has broadened economic science. Co-Editor of the Review of Political Economy, Steven Pressman has gathered together for the first time key chapters from the journal, discussing major figures such as Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz, John Kenneth Galbraith, Thomas Schelling, Edmund Phelps and Robert Mundell. This volume is significant to the extent that it combines the study of the work of Nobel Laureates with the perspective of heterodox economists, including a comprehensive bibliography for the work of each economist covered.

Rich and Poor in America

A Reference Handbook

Rich and Poor in America

Looks at the causes and consequences of the growing income gap in the United States.