Date of Award

1-1-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Economics

First Advisor

Robert Urquhart

Keywords

History of Economic Thought, Marginal Revolution, Marginal Utility, Utility, Value

Abstract

The "Marginal Revolution," a well-known event in the history of economic thought, challenged the mainstream classical political economy and introduced new methods to economic study. The "Marginal Revolution" marked the rise of the Marginal Utility School and pushed the formulation of neoclassical economics. Because marginal utility is the core concept of the "Marginal Revolution," this thesis studies the origin of marginal utility theory by examining figures such as Bernoulli, Bentham, Dupuit, and Goseen, and the utility theory with its related topics of Jevons, Menger and Walras in the 1870s. This thesis considers the significance of the "Marginal Revolution," with particular focus on whether this event can be considered revolutionary.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Ding Ning

File size

84 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Economics, Economic history

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