Introduction

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Part of the The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences book series (EHES, volume 11)

Abstract

History of Economic Thought, what for? Joseph Schumpeter has noted: “Older authors and older views acquire … an importance … [when] the methods of the economic research worker are undergoing a revolutionary change.” In a time of economic crisis, a reflection of the roots of economic theory and methods prevents us from following the wrong path. Leland Yeager has outlined the responsibility of the historian of economic thought as follows:

Keywords

Economic Crisis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of the Sciences of StateUniversity of ErfurtErfurtGermany

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