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About this Guide

This guide will help you to locate resources related to famous economists and economic systems. 

Some topics may include: Karl Marx, Thomas Malthus, Jeremy Bentham, David Ricardo, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, John Maynard Keynes, capitalist economies, command economies, macro and microeconomics, and the invisible hand.

Adam Smith

Smith, Adam


One of the most famous Enlightenment thinkers, Adam Smith started his career as a professor in Glasgow University in his native Scotland. Two of his works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (also known as Wealth of Nations, 1776) established Smith as a major philosophical figure. 

"Smith, Adam." Modern World History Online. Facts On File, Inc.