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w10: Classical economic thought /2547

Week 10: The emergence of Political Economy [pdf]

Primary reading

Backhouse, R (2002), The Penguin History of Economics, London: Penguin books [ch6-7]

Backhouse, R and Tribe, K (2014), Economic ideas and the emergence of political economy, in Floud, R, Humphries, J and Johnson, J (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain vol 1 1700-1870, Cambridge: CUP [pp421-442]

Formaini, RL (2002), Adam Smith – Capitalism’s prophet, Economic Insights, v7 no.1

Formaini, RL (2004), David Ricardo – Theory of international free trade, Economic Insights, v9 no.2


Wikipedia entries on Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, Jeremy BenthamDavid Ricardo, JB Say, JS Mill, William Jevons

Library of Economics and Liberty (2008) – Adam Smith, The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics

Panmure House (2013), Adam Smith, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University history of economics timeline <- very useful for overview