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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 199–233.
Published: 01 December 2010
... the early development of the Ford Foundation’s Behavioral Sciences Program (BSP) and the marginal place of economics within it. A number of historical accounts have shown that the BSP, led during its short life (1951–57) by a single director, Bernard Berelson, became one of the largest and most...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 137–159.
Published: 01 December 2012
... by the SRC since the early 1950s and used to construct the widely used Index of Consumer Sentiment (ICS). As shown below, the development of these surveys was intertwined with discussions about the purpose of the observations. According to Katona and his associates at the Economic Behavior Program...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (1): 1–48.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Marschak’s to Tjalling Koopmans’s research program. While rational choice theories initially raised high hopes that they would serve as empirical accounts to inform testable hypotheses about economic regularities, they became increasingly modified and interpreted as normative approaches offering behavioral...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 270–294.
Published: 01 December 2016
... economics behavioral economics Sidney Siegel Behavioral Economics Program References Association for Psychological Science 2011 . Remembering William K. Estes . www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2011/november-11/remembering-william-k-estes.html . Accessed April...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 165–195.
Published: 01 December 2010
...,” that is, maximizing an objective subject to constraints. The fate of Herskovits's ideas over the past seventy years is distinctive: rejection was followed by caricature, then outright misrepresentation, and finally near-oblivion. This essay is offered not as a vindication of the Herskovits program for economic...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (S1): 269–285.
Published: 01 December 2018
... that structural adjustment programs were not the only determinant of policy shifts in developing countries. An epilogue reflects on the influence of behavioral economics and randomized control trials on the future of economic development. Correspondence may be addressed to John Toye, john.toye@phonecoop.coop...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 281–306.
Published: 01 June 2014
... prescriptive, normative, and evaluative provisions for the principles and institutions (as well as the behavior) of a just society. After they came to power following the 1848 revolution, they attempted to draw up a reform program for the period of transition in accordance with their model. References...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (4): 649–681.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... Sloan and Russell Sage Foundations’ Behavioral Economics Program, 1984–1992 . Science in Context . Jallais S. Pradier P.-C. . 2005 . The Allais Paradox and Its Immediate Consequences for Expected Utility Theory . In The Experiment in the History of Economics , edited by Fontaine P...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 335–346.
Published: 01 December 2016
... behavioral economics program, 8, death of, 273–74, 276 271, 273, 280, 288, 290–91 deception, experimental, 279 experimental economics group, education, 255–56, 274 280–3, 285, 287 experimental payments, 276–79...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (4): 735–760.
Published: 01 November 2004
... economists and psychologists talking to one another. After he became president of the Russell Sage Foundation, Wanner continued supporting (new) behavioral economics. In 1986, Sage started a behavioral economics program jointly with the Sloan Foundation with the aim of strengthening the accuracy...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (Suppl_1): 322–342.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., and unreliable human traders by computer programs in our economics research experi- ments. Simon’s work on goal-directed, adaptive, satisficing behavior was the only guide we could find to design such algorithms. Surprisingly, we could find little in economics or finance literature to help such a trader...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (Supplement): 177–204.
Published: 01 December 1992
... is the subject of this analysis. The research program introduced in The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior and extended over the next two decades was an ambitious extension of rational behavior theory to account for a wider array of socioeconomic phenomena related to competition and cooperation...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (Supplement): 283–303.
Published: 01 December 1992
..., 208,211 Epistemological difficulties in economic Farquharson, Robin forecasting, 5 1, 129-30 Theory of Voring ( 1969), 2 14- 15 Equilibria theory for non-zero-sum Feeney, George games, 171, 173, 175 Shubik and Friedman, work on ex- Equilibrium, program solutions pertain...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 63–90.
Published: 01 January 1997
... of economic series generated artificially by a computer programmed to follow the Klein-Goldberger equations and the analogous series generated by an actual economy. (11) Lucas and Artificial Worlds 73 This paraphrasing is important because...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 191–217.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., involved in the concurrent discussions on microfoundations in macroeconomics, which questioned the micro-macro relationship of Keynesian models and its theoretical root of economic agents, e.g., Lawrence Klein s aggregation program elaborated in Hoover 2012. 18 Both Morgan and Tobin had already worked...
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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (4): 610–619.
Published: 01 November 1980
....’ Their structure of scientific revolutions and methodology of scientific research programs, respectively, are now quite well known to most historians of economics, either directly through their own writings or indirectly through the interpretive work of Mark Blaug, Spiro Latsis, and others.2 Thus far...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 295–314.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in describing economic actors’ actual thought pro- cesses would compound if an LP model were made too general. As they wrote in their chapter on firm behavior inLinear Programming and Eco- nomic Analysis, for “most purposes of economic analysis,” it was suffi- cient to simply presume that industrial...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 127–157.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., the quasi-experimental program is situated in the historical context of the Cowles econometric framework, and a case study from the economics of education is used to contrast the practical implementation of the approaches. Finally, significant historical contexts of the paradigm shift are explored...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (2): 191–223.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Vernon L. McCabe Kevin A. Rassenti Stephen J. . 1991 . “Lakatos and Experimental Economics.” In Appraising Economic Theories: Studies in the Methodology of Research Programs , edited by de Marchi Neil Blaug Mark , 197 – 226 . Aldershot : Edward Elgar . “The Social Sciences...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (2): 227–232.
Published: 01 June 2005
... 1997, 1998a). Yet very little historical effort is required to determine that Simon’s bounded rationality program was certainly not concerned about asymmetry in neoclassical economics and economet- rics. Next, Robert Aumann stimulated research on modeling bounded ra- tionality in game theory...