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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (4): 779–783.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Theodore M. Porter Founder of Modern Economics: Paul Samuelson. Volume 1: Becoming Samuelson, 1915–1948 . By Backhouse Roger E. . New York : Oxford University Press , 2017 . xxii; 736 pp. $34.95 . Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 ...
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History of Political Economy (1995) 27 (Supplement): 183–216.
Published: 01 December 1995
... , Franco 1944 . Liquidity Preference and The Theory of Interest of Money. Econometrica 12 (January): 44 -88. Patinkin , Don 1956 . Money, Interest and Prices . New York: Harper & Row. Patinkin , Don 1983 . Paul Samuelson's Contribution to Monetary Economics. In Paul...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (1): 85–116.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to recent debates about the methodological foundations of rational choice theory among experimental psychologists, behavioral economists, neuroeconomists, and others. The second purpose of this article is to use material from the Paul Samuelson archives to help us understand how Samuelson, the originator...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 134–152.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Yann Giraud Previous contributions to the history of economics have tried to assess Paul Samuelson’s political positioning by tracing it in the subsequent editions of his famous textbook Economics . By contrast, this article depicts the making of Economics itself as a political process. It argues...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 147–173.
Published: 01 December 2015
...J. Daniel Hammond This article is an analytical history of Paul Samuelson's writings on the theory of public goods and the role of government. We examine Samuelson's scholarly work from “The Pure Theory of Public Expenditure” (1954) to “Pure Theory of Public Expenditure and Taxation” (1969). We...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (2): 349–363.
Published: 01 June 2016
...E. Roy Weintraub In this review essay of Steven G. Medema and Anthony M. C. Waterman's collection of some of Paul Samuelson's writings in the history of economics, the author argues that Samuelson's claim to have written “Whig history” is spurious. Moreover, the author argues that Samuelson's own...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 60–77.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Roger E. Backhouse The article reconstructs the events surrounding Paul Samuelson’s departure from Harvard to MIT in October 1940, a crucial event in the rise to prominence of MIT’s economics department. The contrasting attitudes of Harvard and MIT to Jewish economists were just one of many factors...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (5): 827–865.
Published: 01 October 2019
... function—one of the main concepts of the new welfare economics as defined by Abram Bergson (Burk) in 1938 and clarified by Paul Samuelson in the Foundations of Economic Analysis —does not exist under reasonable conditions. Indeed, from the very start, Arrow kept asserting that his famous impossibility...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Mauro Boianovsky In the late 1970s Paul Samuelson drafted the outline of a paper, never published, with a critical assessment of the theoretical innovations of postwar development economics. He found it a “vital” but essentially “not tractable” subject, with a “voluminous” and “repetitive...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 252–271.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Roger E. Backhouse In the late 1950s and early 1960s MIT economists, led by Paul Samuelson and Robert Solow, became involved in a long controversy with economists in Cambridge, England, led by Joan Robinson, Luigi Pasinetti, and Nicholas Kaldor, over the theory of capital. This article looks...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (2): 229–259.
Published: 01 June 2018
... took shape at a more personal level, through his influence on Paul Samuelson, one of his students at Harvard. Samuelson wrote his dissertation (1940) and subsequently Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947) in a Wilsonian style. Correspondence may be addressed to Juan Carvajalino by email...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 31–58.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Amy Sue Bix Standard histories of economic thought portray Paul Samuelson’s 1948 Economics textbook as the first serious attempt at teaching economics to young engineers. In reality, many other professors, both in economics and engineering, had extensively addressed that issue before World War II...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 15–44.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Beatrice Cherrier This article tells the development of economics at MIT between 1940 and 1972. The recruitment of Paul Samuelson in 1940 fostered the establishment of a small community of economists within an engineering institute that was itself undergoing major transformations. A “new economics...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 295–314.
Published: 01 December 2014
... to assess to what degree a peculiar MIT “style” of economics, developed particularly by Paul Samuelson and Robert Solow, could be attributed to the MIT context, and to what degree this style developed in dialogue with a larger conversation taking place in and around the American economic profession...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (3): 587–595.
Published: 01 September 2018
... economic theory course taught at MIT by Paul Samuelson in 1943 is discussed. Correspondence may be addressed to Irwin L. Collier, John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; email: irwin.collier@fu-berlin.de . Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (5): 935–950.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of Adam Smith: Jacob Viner's reading of Smith's invisible hand as God and Paul Samuelson's reading of the same three words as an allocative mechanism that translates an individual's “selfish” actions into the public good or “the best good of all” within a state of perfect competition. These distinct...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (3): 579–585.
Published: 01 September 2018
... inflected historians, emphasizes their more active role in these changes and explores the context in which they have been produced. This quick survey focuses on the uses of Paul Samuelson's introductory textbook Economics in order to shed lights on the benefits and pitfalls of each of these lines...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (3): 423–447.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the difficulties Maclaurin encountered and the failure of the project to draw on the resources of MIT's scientists and engineers in the way he and Rockefeller officials had hoped and reflects on his marginalization in a department increasingly dominated by Paul Samuelson. Maclaurin's interdisciplinary approach...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (5): 813–826.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Janice Murray Janice Murray, the personal assistant of Paul Samuelson and Robert Solow, reminisces about working with them at MIT. Me and Paul Janice Murray I don t know much, but what I know I know well. I don t like to be wrong, but more than that I don t like to stay wrong. It s easy if you know...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 115–142.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and physical analogues to model the economy, realize the promise of stability of employment and prices, and avoid another depression similar to that of the 1930s. By the early 1970s Paul Samuelson and the rational expectations theorists were primed to be receptive to a second, Cold War shotgun wedding...