The British economist Arthur Cecil Pigou (1877-59) reconceptualized economics as a theory of economic welfare and a logic of policy analysis. Misconceptions of his work abound. This book, an essay in demystification and the first reading of the entire Pigouvian oeuvre, stresses his pragmatic and historicist premises.
Nahid Aslanbeigui is Professor of Economics at Monmouth University, US. Guy Oakes is Professor of Philosophy and Jack T. Kvernland Professor in Leon Hess Business School, Monmouth University, US. They are co-authors of The Provocative Joan Robinson: The Making of a Cambridge Economist.