This book of readings is designed to serve as an introduction to the study of the history of economic thought and analysis.
Each group of readings is preceded by a brief introduction which sets forth some of the key features of the respective school. The introductions are followed by bibliographical references to supplementary readings.
History of economic thought aims at a critical analysis of the meaning, validity, and relevance of economic theories. Although it does not deal directly with economic history, social reform movements, biography, methodology, and other aspects of philosophy, familiarity with any these subjects will enhance an understanding of economic analysis and its evolution.
Lore L. Kapp
Lore L. Kapp was formely on the staff of the Institute of Social research.
K. William Kapp
Professor Karl William Kapp (October 27, 1910 – April 4, 1976) was a German-American economist, one of the founders of Ecological economics and one of the leading 20th century institutional economists. He was a strong opponent of the compartmentalization of knowledge in the social sciences in general.
He studied economics and law in Berlin, Geneva and London. Between 1938 and 1965 he taught at several American and Asian universities, then from 1965 to 1975 he was full professor of political economy a t the University of Basle. Among his most well known books are ‘History of Economic Thought’ (1949) with his wife Lore Kapp, ‘The Social Costs of Private Enterprise’ (1950), ‘Toward a Science of Man’ (1961) and ‘Hindu Culture, Economic Development and Economic Planning in India’ (1963).
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