The Classical Theory of Economic Growth

  • Walter Eltis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvii
  2. Walter Eltis
    Pages 39-67
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    Pages 68-105
  4. Walter Eltis
    Pages 106-139
  5. Walter Eltis
    Pages 233-264
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    Pages 310-338
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 339-373

About this book


This is an account of the theories of growth and distribution of Francois Quesnay, Adam Smith, Robert Malthus, David Ricardo and Karl Marx. This edition has a new introduction setting the work in a broader context. The author shows how each developed the work of his predecessors.


Adam Smith David Ricardo economic growth growth income distribution Karl Marx Theory of Economic Growth

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Eltis
    • 1
  1. 1.Exeter CollegeOxfordUK

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