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The final triumph of Adam Smith?

A Research Annual

ISBN: 978-1-84663-904-3, eISBN: 978-1-84663-905-0

ISSN: 0743-4154

Publication date: 31 July 2008

Abstract

Those who teach undergraduate courses on the history of economic thought are on a constant and alert lookout for a suitable textbook—more so than those who teach other courses. Such a book must introduce readers to the chief dramatis personae in a full and accurate manner and—no less important—have the sense to leave out the minor characters. Such a book must describe clearly the breakthrough ideas—and their evolution over time—and also have the confidence to sidestep the duds. It must be deep enough to not trivialize the magnificence of the major works, and it must also be able to hold the interest of the Nintendo generations in the classroom.

Citation

Roy, U. (2008), "The final triumph of Adam Smith?", Samuels, W.J., Biddle, J.E. and Emmett, R.B. (Ed.) A Research Annual (Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Vol. 26 Part 1), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 109-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0743-4154(08)26011-6

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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