On the Origins of Classical Economics
Distribution and Value from William Petty to Adam Smith
Routledge – 1995 – 236 pages
First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
1. Introduction, 2.The Life of Petty in Relation to His Economics, 3.Economic Surplus and the Social Division of Labour, 4.Methodological and the Political Bases of Petty's Economics, 5.The Theory of Production and Distribution in Cantillon's Essai, 6.The Significance of Value and Parity in Petty and Cantillon, 7.Petty-Cantillon-Quesnay: the formation of the surplus approach, 8. Wages, Prices and Economic Surplus in Steuart's Principles, 9.Developments in the Theory of Distribution and Value, 1662-1767, 10.Adam Smith and After.