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LUBS2040 - Module Reading List

Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution, 2014/15, Semester 1
Marco Passarella
m.passarella@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

There is no single textbook for the module. I intend to draw on a selection of readings throughout the modules, and will distribute some material where appropriate. Both university libraries contain multiple copies of most of the references listed below. The Brotherton library has a large collection of books on the subject of the history of economic thought (the relevant classification is A-0.1) and I would strongly encourage you to read beyond the reading list. Note that earlier editions of the book by W.J. Barber which is listed below can be purchased cheaply on Amazon.

Useful sources on the Internet:

The web based sources listed below offer valuable information. Links to these sources are included on the VLE.

a. The New School boasts a very good website devoted to the history of economic thought. Here you will find links to several useful resources. http://cepa.newschool.edu/het/index.htm.

b. The Liberty Fund features a set of online resources including books and essays in economics. http://www.econlib.org/library/classics.html

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Lecture Titles and Reading

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1. Module Introduction

For background reading, see some of the introductory chapters of the texts listed below. E.g. introduction to Barber

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2. Adam Smith I: Approach to Value

Barber, W.J. (2009), A history of economic thought, Wesleyan University Press, [older editions will suffice], chapter 1

Deane, P. (1978) The evolution of economic ideas, Cambridge: CUP, chapter 2.

Ekelund, R and Hébert R. (2007) A History of Economic Theory and Method, Waveland Press 5th edition, chapter 5, pp.108-114.

Heilbroner, R (2000) The Worldly Philosophers: the lives, times, and ideas of the great economic thinkers, London: Penguin, 7th edition (or earlier editions), chapter 3.

Landreth H. and Colander D. (2002) History of economic thought t, 4th edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, chapter 4.

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3. Adam Smith II: Ideas on Growth and Distribution

Barber, W.J. (2009), A History of Economic Thought, Wesleyan University Press, [older Penguin editions will suffice], chapter 1

Ekelund, R and Hébert R. (2007) A History of Economic Theory and Method, Waveland Press 5th edition, chapter 5, pp.114-122.

Heilbroner, R (2000) The Worldly Philosophers: the lives, times, and ideas of the great economic thinkers, London: Penguin, 7th edition (or earlier editions), chapter 3.

Landreth H. and Colander D. (2002) History of economic thought, 3rd edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, chapter 4.

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4. Thomas Malthus: The Population Mechanism and Growth

Barber, W.J. (2009), A History of Economic Thought, Wesleyan University Press, [older Penguin editions will suffice], chapter 2.

Ekelund, R and Hébert R. (2007) A History of Economic Theory and Method, Waveland Press 5th edition, chapter 6, pp.131-135, pp.152-155.

Heilbroner, R (2000) The Worldly Philosophers: the lives, times, and ideas of the great economic thinkers, London: Penguin, 7th edition (or earlier editions), chapter 4.

Landreth H. and Colander D. (2002) History of economic thought, 4th edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, chapter 6, pp.109-113, pp.143-152.

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5. David Ricardo I: Approach to Value

Barber, W.J. (2009), A History of Economic Thought, Wesleyan University Press, [older Penguin editions will suffice], chapter 3.

Deane, P. (1978) The evolution of economic ideas, Cambridge: CUP, chapter 5

Ekelund, R and Hébert R. (2007) A History of Economic Theory and Method, Waveland Press 5th edition, chapter 6, pp.146-148.

Heilbroner, R (2000) The Worldly Philosophers: the lives, times, and ideas of the great economic thinkers, London: Penguin, 7th edition (or earlier editions), chapter 4.

Howard M.C. and King J.E (1985), The Political Economy of Marx, 2nd (or 1st) Editions, New York, NYUP, chapter 5, pp.75-78.

Landreth H. and Colander D. (2002) History of Economic Thought, 4th edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, chapter 5, pp.126-132.

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6. David Ricardo II: Ideas on Growth and Distribution

Barber, W.J. (2009), A History of Economic Thought, Wesleyan University Press, [older Penguin editions will suffice], chapter 3.

Deane, P. (1978) The Evolution of Economic Ideas, Cambridge: CUP, chapter 5

Ekelund, R and Hébert R. (2007) A History of Economic Theory and Method, Waveland Press 5th edition, chapter 6, pp.143-146, pp.161-163.

Heilbroner, R (2000) The Worldly Philosophers: the lives, times, and ideas of the great economic thinkers, London: Penguin, 7th edition (or earlier editions), chapter 4.

Howard M.C. and King J.E (1985), The Political Economy of Marx, 2nd (or 1st) Editions, New York, NYUP, chapter 5, pp.80-85.

Landreth H. and Colander D. (2002) History of Economic Thought, 4th edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, chapter 5, pp.113-126, pp.133-137.

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7. Karl Marx I: Approach to Value

Barber, W.J. (2009), A History of Economic Thought, Wesleyan University Press, [older Penguin editions will suffice], chapter 5.

Deane, P. (1978) The Evolution of Economic Ideas, Cambridge: CUP, chapter 9

Landreth H. and Colander D. (2002) History of Economic Thought, 4th edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, chapter 7, pp.187-202.

Fine, B. and Saad-Filho A. (2003), Marx’s ‘Capital’, 4th edition (or earlier editions, written by B. Fine), Pluto Press: London, chapters 2 and 3.

Heilbroner, R (2000) The Worldly Philosophers: the lives, times, and ideas of the great economic thinkers, London: Penguin, 7th edition (or earlier editions), chapter 6.

Howard M.C. and King J.E (1985), The Political Economy of Marx, 2nd (or 1st) Editions, New York, NYUP, chapter 4.

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8. Karl Marx II: Ideas on Growth and Distribution

Barber, W.J. (2009), A History of Economic Thought, Wesleyan University Press, [older Penguin editions will suffice], chapter 5.

Landreth H. and Colander D. (2002) History of Economic Thought, 4th edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, chapter 7, pp.202-214.

Fine, B. and Saad-Filho A. (2003), Marx's 'Capital', 4th edition (or earlier editions, written by B. Fine), Pluto Press: London, chapters 4, 7 and 9.

Heilbroner, R (2000) The Worldly Philosophers: the lives, times, and ideas of the great economic thinkers, London: Penguin, 7th edition (or earlier editions), chapter 6.

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9. The Marginalist Revolution: Overview and Implications

Barber, W.J. (2009), A History of Economic Thought, Wesleyan University Press, [older Penguin editions will suffice], pp.163-167, (and chapter 6).

Deane, P. (1978) The evolution of economic ideas, Cambridge: CUP, chapter 7

Landreth H. and Colander D. (2002) History of Economic Thought, 4th edition, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, chapters 8 & 9.

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10. Modern dissenters: John Maynard Keynes and August von Hayek

The material will be distributed throughout the module.

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11. Overview

A summary of key elements of module, drawing on some of the readings given above.

This list was last updated on 18/09/2014