Does Economic Thought Always Reflect History? A Book Review of the Economic Clashes of the Last Hundred Years

8 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2014 Last revised: 3 May 2016

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Tomáš Otáhal

Mendel University - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: June 14, 2014

Abstract

The author reviews the book Larry H. White (2012): The Economic Clashes of the Last Hundred Years. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Is the book White (2012) a modern text book of history of economic thought? Kuhn (1970) argues that the scientific development is a matter of the competition between theoretical paradigms. Coase (1994) applies this argument on the development of the economic theory. White (2012) tries to illustrate this argument on the development of economic theory of the last hundred years. In my opinion this is how modern and advanced text books of history of economic thought might be written.

Keywords: Book review, Larry H. White, The Economic Clashes of the Last Hundred Years

JEL Classification: B25, Y3

Suggested Citation

Otáhal, Tomáš, Does Economic Thought Always Reflect History? A Book Review of the Economic Clashes of the Last Hundred Years (June 14, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2450449 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2450449

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