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The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics

Eatwell, John

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ISBN 10: 0935859101 / ISBN 13: 9780935859102
Published by Macmillan Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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4 Volume hardcover set. Approx 4,000pp/illus. This authoritative and comprehensive publication focuses on all aspects of modern economic thought. Only about 50 of the essays appearing in the original may be found among the 1916 signed entries, which include 655 biographies of economists past and present. The 927 scholarly contributors from around the world include 12 Nobel Prize winners in economics. Full, up-to-date bibliographies accompany the essays. Adequate cross-references, useful appendixes, and detailed indexing make this handsomely printed and sturdily bound set a worthy successor to Palgrave's magnum opus , which is still needed for historical material. Marked only on the title page and copyright page - otherwise clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 005359

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Title: The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics

Publisher: Macmillan Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Issued

Book Type: Ex-Library

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The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics brings together over 900 of the foremost economists, historians, and statisticians of our time, writing on a wide array of topics, from absolute and exchangeable value to zero-sum game. This extensive reference work focuses on economic theory and the over 1,200 entries cover the discipline in all its varied aspects: analytical, empirical, quantitative, and methodological. Over 700 biographical entries explore the lives of the leading minds in the field, including Friedman, Hotelling, Leontief, Samuelson, and von Newmann.

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For over 75 years, R.H. Inglis Palgrave's classic Dictionary of Political Economy stood largely unrevised. Under the skillful editorship of Eatwell (Cambridge), Murray Milgate (Harvard), and Peter Newman (Johns Hopkins), a thoroughly rewritten dictionary has been issued. This authoritative and comprehensive publication focuses on all aspects of modern economic thought. Only about 50 of the essays appearing in the original may be found among the 1916 signed entries, which include 655 biographies of economists past and present. The 927 scholarly contributors from around the world include 12 Nobel Prize winners in economics. Full, up-to-date bibliographies accompany the essays. Adequate cross-references, useful appendixes, and detailed indexing make this handsomely printed and sturdily bound set a worthy successor to Palgrave's magnum opus , which is still needed for historical material. Required by every library serving students and scholars in economics. Leonard Grundt, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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