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The classical theory of economic growth, Walter Eltis

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The classical theory of economic growth
Title
The classical theory of economic growth
Statement of responsibility
Walter Eltis
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Walter Eltis's account of the theories of economic growth and income distribution of Francois Quesnay, Adam Smith, Robert Malthus, David Ricardo and Karl Marx is reprinted here with a substantial new introduction which sets their work in a broader context. He re-states their individual contributions rigorously with extensive references to the original texts. He shows how each developed the work of his predecessors to produce a coherent and distinctive classical theory of growth." "These accounts are complete in themselves. In combination they also offer a general statement of the classical theory of economic growth. In this, only part of the economy creates an investable surplus over costs, and growth depends on the reinvestment of a sufficient fraction of that surplus. Decline is inevitable if luxury consumption or unproductive government expenditure exceeds the surplus that the productive sector generates." "The book includes clear and comprehensible accounts of Quesnay's Tableau economique, Smith's theory of capital accumulation and growth, and Malthus's theories of population and effective demand. It continues with Ricardo's theory of income distribution and Marx's theory of exploitation and his account of how a declining rate of profit will lead to the eventual collapse of capitalism."--Jacket
  • "Walter Eltis's account of the theories of economic growth and income distribution of Francois Quesnay, Adam Smith, Robert Malthus, David Ricardo and Karl Marx is reprinted here with a substantial new introduction which sets their work in a broader context. He re-states their individual contributions rigorously with extensive references to the original texts. He shows how each developed the work of his predecessors to produce a coherent and distinctive classical theory of growth." "These accounts are complete in themselves. In combination they also offer a general statement of the classical theory of economic growth. In this, only part of the economy creates an investable surplus over costs, and growth depends on the reinvestment of a sufficient fraction of that surplus. Decline is inevitable if luxury consumption or unproductive government expenditure exceeds the surplus that the productive sector generates." "The book includes clear and comprehensible accounts of Quesnay's Tableau economique, Smith's theory of capital accumulation and growth, and Malthus's theories of population and effective demand. It continues with Ricardo's theory of income distribution and Marx's theory of exploitation and his account of how a declining rate of profit will lead to the eventual collapse of capitalism."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-
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Eltis, Walter
Dewey number
338.9/001
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD78
LC item number
.E47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Economic development
  • Classical school of economics
Label
The classical theory of economic growth, Walter Eltis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44446777
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xlvii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780333919989
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
00055710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The classical theory of economic growth, Walter Eltis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44446777
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xlvii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780333919989
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
00055710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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