Principles of Economics, Book 4: The Agents of Production

Alfred MARSHALL (1842 - 1924)

Principles of Economics was a leading economics textbook of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), first published in 1890. Marshall began writing the book in 1881, and he spent much of the next decade at work on it.

His plan for the work gradually extended to a two-volume compilation on the whole of economic thought; the first volume was published in 1890 to worldwide acclaim that established him as one of the leading economists of his time. It brought the ideas of supply and demand, of marginal utility and of the costs of production into a coherent whole, and became the dominant economic textbook in England for a long period. The second volume, which was to address foreign trade, money, trade fluctuations, taxation, and collectivism, was never published at all. (Summary from Wikipedia)

This reading is based on the eighth edition, published in 1920.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Principles of Economics

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introductory Carl Manchester
Play 02 The Fertility of Land Sibella Denton
Play 03 The Fertility of Land, continued icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Play 04 The Growth of Population icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Play 05 The Health and Strength of the Population Sibella Denton
Play 06 Industrial Training icyjumbo (1964-2010)
Play 07 The Growth of Wealth Mark Nelson
Play 08 Industrial Organisation Sibella Denton
Play 09 Industrial Organisation, continued: Division of Labour, The Influence of Machinery Sibella Denton
Play 10 Industrial Organisation, continued: The Concentration of Specialised Industries timallenpro2000
Play 11 Industrial Organisation, continued: Production on a Large Scale Mark Nelson
Play 12 Industrial Organisation, continued: Business Management Claude Banta
Play 13 Conclusion Sibella Denton