Economic Theories and Historical Consequences: Rethinking the Canon of Economics

This research project deepens the understanding of the history of economics as a discipline by making economic texts of historical importance available to students and scholars and by translating the important historical works of economics into English.

If one wishes to understand how “economic” thinking has contributed to the increase of human welfare in the long run, one must adopt a far wider and more historical perspective on economic theories and policies. For this to happen, economic texts of historical importance must again be made available to the world’s students and scholars in a language with which they are familiar. All volumes in the series will be thoroughly contextualized through analytical introductions and enriched with explanatory footnotes, bibliographies, and indexes.