Friday, 2 November 2012

Theories of Financial Disturbance: An Examination of Critical Theories of Finance from Adam Smith to the Present Day

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing (June 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845427637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845427634


"'Financial markets have an aura of disturbing instability. In this history of the thought of earlier economists who have studied the processes of finance, Jan Toporowski takes us on a fascinating journey to explore how they saw the impact of finance on the real economy. Not one for formal models, nor for rational expectations, Jan values historical experience and the insights and experience of earlier great thinkers.' - Charles A.E. Goodhart, CBE, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 'Jan Toporowski's Theories of Financial Disturbance is a tour de force. With his substantial knowledge of financial markets, his deep conceptual understanding of relevant concepts and his exhaustive reading of the essential literature, he is ideally placed to tell an absorbing narrative of, as he writes, critical theories of finance from Adam Smith to the present days - and he has. In a world in which finance and industrial and commercial capital are so out of kilter with one another, Toporowski's lucid wisdom is required reading.' - G.C. Harcourt, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Jan Toporowski, Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Official Visitor, Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge, UK and Research Associate, Research Group on the History and Methodology of Economics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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