The Economics Collection

Economics is the science of studying production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Writings on economics have been around almost as long as civilization itself. However, Adam Smith (author of Wealth of Nations) is widely credited as the father of modern economics. Since the publication of that seminal work, the field of economics has rapidly evolved—often in conjunction with shifting political ideologies. Works of economics are often significant milestones, reflecting the political, cultural, and social attitudes of the time. For rare book collectors, books on economics represent more than academic works; they distill the exceptional work of some of the world’s greatest thinkers.