Essays in European Economic Thought
In this 1960 volume, Louise Sommer brought together for the first time in English translation some of the most brilliant essays in economics written in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in the hope of furthering among the English-reading public a familiarity with the ideas of some of the modern masters of economics.
Each one of the authors represented — Menger, Wieser, Phle, Mises, Painleve, Rueff, Einaudi — ranks among the most distinguished economists of his age, and each of the selections may truly be considered as one of the gems of post-classical economic thought. Some have been excerpted from larger works of which they formed a section or a preface, while others were originally conceived and written as independent articles, but all are complete in themselves. They are as various in the range of their subjects as they are in the style of their presentation.
Taken together, they constitute a unique collection of important contributions to economic thought that have lasting merit and deserve to be made known in wider circles than they could reach in the languages in which they were originally written.
Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand, Co., 1960. Essays by Carl Menger, Freiherr von Wieser, Ludwig Phle, Ludwig von Mises, Paul Painleve, Jacques Rueff, and Luigi Einaudi.