The Development of Socialist Economic Thought

Selected Essays by Maurice Dobb

Maurice Dobb


Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2014

160 pages

Price INR 225
Book Club Price INR 169

Maurice Dobb (1900-1976) was a highly influential Marxist political economist and economic historian. He was famous for his writings on economic development - including the development of capitalism in the west, and dilemmas of the Soviet Union in their efforts to industrialise what had been primarily an agricultural country.

This collection brings together a selection of essays written in the mid-1970s, on socialist economic thought and planning. The essays discuss many issues of relevance today - how to bring about growth in non-industrialised countries; non-market approaches to the economy; and the relevance of Marx to analysing commodity capitalism.

The essays are introduced by Dobb's Literary Executor Brian Pollitt, who also gives a useful introduction to Dobb's life and work.


Maurice Dobb

Maurice Dobb (1900-76) was one of the most important Marxian economists of the 20th century.