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w10: Classical economic thought /2547

Week 10: The emergence of Political Economy [pdf] / figure

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

Knapton, S (2017), Severed head of eccentric Jeremy Bentham to go on display as scientists test DNA to see if he was autistic, The Telegraph, Oct 2nd

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