History of Economic Thought: What is Economics?
An Economics Reading List
Blaug, Mark, Economic Theory in Retrospect
Heckscher, Eli, Mercantilism
Heilbroner, Robert, The Worldly Philosophers
Hirschman, Albert, The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph
Kirzner, Israel, The Economic Point of View
Knight, Frank, On the History and Method of Economics
Levy, David M. and Sandra J. Peart, The Secret History of the Dismal Science
- Multipart, illustrated series of articles on the parallel relationships between economists and anti-slavery advocates in the mid- to late 1800s. Contrasts pro-slavery writers such as Carlyle, Ruskin, Dickens with economists of the period, showing how those popular authors used pro-slavery language and symbolism, and linked slurs of the anti-slavery movement to contemporary economics debates.
Rothbard, Murray, An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought
Schumpeter, Joseph, A History of Economic Analysis
Sowell, Thomas, Marxism: Philosophy and Economics
Sowell, Thomas, Classical Economics Reconsidered
Sowell, Thomas, A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles
Teacher’s Corner, A Brief History of the Concept of Comparative Advantage