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Grand Pursuit

The Story of Economic Genius
Nasar, Sylvia (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Grand Pursuit


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Traces how the works of Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew reflected the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, citing the achievements of such influential figures as John Maynard Keyes, Paul Samuelson, and Amartya Sen.
Authors: Nasar, Sylvia
Title: Grand pursuit
the story of economic genius
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2011
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Characteristics: xv, 558 p. ;,25 cm
Contents: Perfectly new: Engels and Karl Marx in the age of miracles
Must there be a proletariat? Alfred Marshall's patron saint
Miss Potter's profession: Beatrice Webb and the housekeeping state
Empire of energy: Irving Fisher and the cross of gold
Creative destruction: Joseph Schumpeter and economic evolution
The last days of mankind: Schumpeter in Vienna
"Europe is dying" : Maynard Keynes at Versailles
The joyless street: Schumpeter and Hayek in Vienna
Immaterial mechanisms of the mind: Keynes and Fisher in the 1920s
Starter trouble: the Great Depression
Searching: Webb and Robinson in the 1930s
Economists' war: Keynes and Friedman in WWII
Exile: Schumpeter and Hayek in WWII
Past and future: Keynes at Bretton Woods
Road from serfdom: Hayek and the German miracle
Paul Samuelson goes to Washington
Inventing the future: Robinson in Moscow and Beijing
Tryst with destiny
Summary: Traces how the works of Charles Dickens and Henry Mayhew reflected the poor majority in mid-nineteenth-century London, citing the achievements of such influential figures as John Maynard Keyes, Paul Samuelson, and Amartya Sen.
ISBN: 9780684872988
0684872986
9780684872995
0684872994
9781439198612
1439198616
Branch Call Number: 330 NASAR
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"Grand Pursuit focuses on individual genius, has a rich narrative laden with wonderful contextual details and is determined to explain complex ideas and their real-world impact to educated generalists." Richard Parker Globe and Mail

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