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English Historical Economics, 1870–1926
The Rise of Economic History and Neomercantilism

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Part of Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics

  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521066990

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  • In the first comprehensive and full-length study of the English historical economists, Gerard Koot traces their revolt against the theory, policy recommendations and academic dominance of classical and neoclassical economics in Britain between 1870 and 1926. English Historical Economics, 1870–1926 shows how these historical critics challenged the deductive method and mechanistic assumptions of the economic orthodoxy, developing an historical and inductive method for economic studies and laying the foundation for the professional study of economic history. The author examines the effect of this new methodology upon English politics, discussing the intellectual framework that the historical economists provided for the conservative attack on laissez-faire philosophy in links between such larger social, economic, political and intellectual controversies and the origin and growth of English historical economics.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521066990
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The crisis of classical political economy and attempts at reconstruction, 1870–1885
    2. Foreigners, forerunners, and the Irish contribution to historical economics
    3. Statistics, historical economics, and economic history
    4. Historical economics at Oxford
    5. W. J. Ashley: the English socialist of the chair and the evolution of capitalism
    6. Historical economics at Marshall's Cambridge: H. S. Foxwell and the irregularity of capitalism
    7. Economic history and neomercantilism: William Cunningham and J. S. Nicholson
    8. W. A. S. Hewins and the Webbs: applied economics, economic history, and the LSE
    9. Conclusion and epilogue
    Selected bibliography

  • Author

    Gerard M. Koot, Southeastern Massachusetts University

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