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This unique microfiche collection contains the original published theories of four of the world's great economists: Adam Smith, Thomas Robert Malthus, David Ricardo, and John Stuart Mill. The research materials that led them to formulate their masterpieces of economic theory have also been included.
The History of Economics Series is a comprehensive reference collection for studying the development of economics as a science. The rare texts in this collection are of special interest to students, historians, and economists alike. All information is easy to access; each of the four units is supplied with a hardcopy guide complete with author and access title, essays by noted scholars on the collection itself, and biographical essays on the cited authors.
The Four Units
In addition, the collection includes The Royal Statistical Society. This London organization was founded in 1834 and over the years has gathered a large range of titles published into special catalogs. Included here are titles from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries on economics, politics, commerce, agriculture, and population by British, French, and German writers including Daniel Defoe, Sir William Petty, and Charles I. Filmed from the Yule Library Rare Book Collection.
Researchers and students will find this collection useful for studying the social, political, and historical effects of various economic theories as well as for analyzing how countries have developed economic policies vis-a-vis the master theories.