The Economy of the Word: Language, History, and Economics (Oxford Studies in History of Economics)

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It was only in the sixteenth century that texts began to refer to the significance of "economic activity" -- of sustaining life. This was not because the ordinary business of life was thought unimportant, but because the principles governing economic conduct were thought to be obvious or uncontroversial. The subsequent development of economic writing thus parallels the development of capitalism in Western Europe. From the seventeenth to the twenty-first century there has been a constant shift in content, audience, and form of argument as the literature of economic argument developed. The Economy of the Word proposes that to understand the various forms that economic literature has taken, we need to adopt a more literary approach in economics specifically, to adopt the instruments and techniques of philology. This way we can conceive the history of economic thought to be an on-going work in progress, rather than the story of the emergence of modern economic thinking. This approach demands that we pay attention to the construction of particular texts, showing the work of economic argument in different contexts. In sum, we need to pay attention to the "economy of the word".

The Economy of the Word is divided into three parts. The first explains what the term "economy" has meant from Antiquity to Modernity, coupling this conceptual history with an examination of how the idea of national income was turned into a number during the first half of the twentieth century. The second part is devoted to Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, considering first the manner in which Smith deals with international trade, and then the way in which the book was read in the course of the nineteenth century. Part III examines the sources used by Karl Marx and Léon Walras in developing their economic analysis, drawing attention to their shared intellectual context in French political economy.

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Keith Tribe, independent scholar and professional translator.

After doing his graduate work in the social and political sciences in Cambridge during the 1970s, Keith Tribe spent most of the first half of the 1980s in Germany studying the development of eighteenth-century German economics, and developing an interest in the work of Max Weber. During this period he was also a member of the Department of Economics at Keele University, where he taught until leaving university employment in 2002. Since then he has worked as a professional rowing coach and as a translator.

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"Keith Tribe has a message for the economics profession: words matterEL. The prose is interesting and engaging for both the specialist and generalist, and is bound to leave all its readers better educated."

Journal of the History of Economic Thought


"Keith Tribe shows that if one pays careful attention to how they were written and how they were read, much can still be learned from re-reading some well-known texts. This book offers a refreshing and original approach to the history of economics."

Roger E. Backhouse, The University of Birmingham


"This powerful book offers a learned, penetrating, and beautifully-written account of the creation and development of economics. Sensitive to the issue of the language of political economy, Keith Tribe identifies the key turning points in his reading of the canonical texts of the discipline such as Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, Karl Marx's Das Kapital, and Léon Walras's Éléments d'économie pure and shows how these works shaped modern economics. The Economy of the Word is simply one of the best books ever written on the historiography of economics."

Loïc Charles, University of Paris 8 and Ined


"Keith Tribe has always been the most interdisciplinary and wide-ranging of scholars, and The Economy of the Word is a compelling challenge to traditional research in every area of economic thought. The result is a remarkable set of essays from Smith to Marx to Walras and after. The Economy of the Word should be read by every intellectual historian and everyone interested in the relationship between social science and history."

Richard Whatmore, University of St. Andrews


"Ever since his first book, Keith Tribe has helped to transform the intellectual history of economic ideas by showing us how the history of economic discourse is central to the history and practice of economics itself. Thirty-five years later, his work is still reorienting our understanding, focusing both on the construction of particular languages of economy and economics and its centrality to a proper understanding of the major ideas of canonical works by Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Léon Walras in particular. Economy of the Word, provides a powerful defense of what he now suggests is a philology of economics, and its results are both historically revealing and politically profound.


In an age where the rhetoric of economics has a higher premium than almost anything else, he is surely right to say that the languages of economics and of the economy have actually been cheapened, and our understanding of what we are talking about when we use those languages correspondingly weakened. Showing us again the riches and surprises to be found in the real history of economic ideas and its various idioms and iterations, Tribe's exemplary detective work clarifies the meaning behind the words of the past, and in so doing becomes full of interest for thinking about the possibilities of understanding the present."

Duncan Kelly, University of Cambridge


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