80 Economic Bestsellers before 1850: A Fresh Look at the History of Economic Thought

Originally posted on Developing Economics:
This new Working Paper studies the economics books which – judged by the number of editions – were the most influential between 1500 and 1849, and compares these to what is represented in accounts of the history of economic thought today. The most interesting outcome of this work is that if we…

Understanding Economic Development and Demolishing Neoliberal Myths

By Erik Reinert, Jayati Ghosh and Rainer Kattel, We have recently co-edited a book, The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development, which that seeks to bring back the richness of development economics through many different theories that have contributed over the ages to an understanding of material progress. The underlying approach is based on … More Understanding Economic Development and Demolishing Neoliberal Myths