Collected economic writings
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These 14 volumes bring together for the first time the works of the important economist A.C. Pigou. Presented in their best and most significant editions, the set includes all of Pigou's major works from 1906 to 1952 as well as many of his smaller essays and lectures. Included are many items that are now rare and hard to access for the modern scholar.The collection starts with his acknowledged classic, Wealth and Welfare, in which he pioneered welfare economics, and which embodied his concerns for justice and the protection of the interests of the poor. This work was vastly expanded over the years into The Economics of Welfare, included here in the definitive edition of Pigou's lifetime (1952). Many of his other popular and influential works such as Unemployment and The Political Economy of War can be found here. Together they also represent some of the most distinguished writings of modern economics, many of which played a crucial role in the development of the discipline. All illustrate Pigou's pioneering systematic approach to economic reasoning and his dedication to Marshall.Collected Economic Writings features a new Introduction by Pigou expert Professor David Collard of the University of Bath.