Author(s): Phil Thornton
The Great Economists succinctly and accurately describes the thinking of the world's leading economic thinkers. It captures their key beliefs, explores their backgrounds, assesses their thinking and evaluates their legacy. It explains the schools of thought named after them and clearly shows how they influence our everyday lives.
Phil Thornton is lead consultant at Clarity Economics, a consultancy and freelance writing service he set up after a 15-year career as a newspaper journalist. Before founding Clarity Economics he was Economics Correspondent at the Independent newspaper, a post he held for eight years. Phil is an award winning journalist, with a strong platform. His awards include Feature Journalist of the Year award in the Work World Media Awards, 2010 and Print Journalist of the Year Work World Media Awards, 2007
About the Author Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 - Adam Smith - the 'founding father' of economics Chapter 2 - David Ricardo - from immigrant to gentleman Chapter 3 - Karl Marx - the fallen hero? Chapter 4 - Alfred Marshall - microeconomics arrives Chapter 5 - John Maynard Keynes - the rise, fall, rise ... and fall Chapter 6 - Friedrich Hayek - the archetypal libertarian Chapter 7 - Milton Friedman - father of monetarism Chapter 8 - Paul Samuelson - the neoclassical economist synthesist Chapter 9 - Gary Becker - economics in the real world Chapter 10 - Daniel Kahneman - economic psychologist