240 Years of the Wealth of Nations

Nova Economia 2017: 27.2 p.7-19

13 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2017 Last revised: 12 Oct 2017

Date Written: October 11, 2017


Why should we read a book printed 240 years ago? The book is old. Our circumstances and institutions are different. Its examples are dated. Its policies are irrelevant today. Its economic theories are full of mistakes. Even its political ideology is ambiguous. So, why bother reading this old book?

Keywords: Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations

JEL Classification: A1, B12

Suggested Citation

Paganelli, Maria Pia, 240 Years of the Wealth of Nations (October 11, 2017). Nova Economia 2017: 27.2 p.7-19 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3051040

Maria Pia Paganelli (Contact Author)

Trinity University ( email )

Dept. of Economics
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
United States

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