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Economic History




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Malthus: A Very Short Introduction


Donald Winch

June 2013

Very Short Introductions

Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was an English cleric whose ideas on population and political economy have had a profound influence on modern economic thought. In this Very Short Introduction, Donald Winch considers the context in which Malthus wrote, examines why his work matters, and why it remains so controversial.

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