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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Fritz Söllner Robinson Crusoe stories were and are extensively used in neoclassical economics. The behavior of neoclassical Robinson Crusoe, however, is at odds both with that of Defoe's hero, the original Robinson Crusoe, and that of real-world castaways. Only the early neoclassicals can...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (3): 521–546.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 36.3 : 445 –74. Defoe, Daniel. [1719] 2007 . Robinson Crusoe . Oxford: Oxford University Press. Diderot, Denis, ed. 1751 . Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts, et des métiers . Vol. 1 . Paris: Briasson. ———. 1971 . Le rêve de d'Alembert. In vol. 8...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (4): 690–691.
Published: 01 November 1978
... histories, moral instructors, doggerel, and such fictional classics as Moll Flanders and Robinson Crusoe, this “illit- erate scribbler” was also the most important economic journalist of the early eighteenth century: an authoritative observer of British economic conditions (the Tour books...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 206–225.
Published: 01 December 2012
... the heroes of the romances. Modern novels appeared in the eighteenth century and from the start had economic ideas embedded in them. Robinson Crusoe (1717) and Gulliver’s Travels (1726) may be seen as reflections of a debate over the costs and benefits of an integrated global market system (Goodwin...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (4): 688–690.
Published: 01 November 1978
..., doggerel, and such fictional classics as Moll Flanders and Robinson Crusoe, this “illit- erate scribbler” was also the most important economic journalist of the early eighteenth century: an authoritative observer of British economic conditions (the Tour books); a mercenary advocate of both Tory...
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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (4): 625–627.
Published: 01 November 1980
...). What Stanfield means by this is simple. A human being is a social animal whose very individuality is shaped by the cultural milieu and institutional structure into which he or she is born. People are not Robinson Crusoes, free of all social control. So the relevant place to begin the study...
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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (4): 627–629.
Published: 01 November 1980
... animal whose very individuality is shaped by the cultural milieu and institutional structure into which he or she is born. People are not Robinson Crusoes, free of all social control. So the relevant place to begin the study of social economics is not with the independent individual-a mere...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (2): 387–400.
Published: 01 June 2004
... . Deconstructing the Labour Supply Curve. Metroeconomica (forth-coming). Steedman, I. 2000 . Welfare Economics and Robinson Crusoe the Producer. Metroeconomica 51 : 151 -67. White, M. 1994 . Bridging the Natural and the Social:Science and Character in Jevons's Political Economy. Economic Inquiry 32...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (4): 689–734.
Published: 01 November 2004
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (4): 659–683.
Published: 01 November 2002
...: Cambridge University Press. Whitaker, J. K., ed. 1975 . The Early Economic Writings of Alfred Marshall . Vol. 1 . London: Macmillan. White, Michael V. 1982 . Reading and Rewriting: The Production of an Economic Robinson Crusoe. Southern Review 15.2 : 115 -42. ____. 1992 . Diamonds...
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History of Political Economy (1973) 5 (2): 339–358.
Published: 01 June 1973
... upon the Weber-Fechner ‘ ‘ law’ ’ of diminishing marginal sensation suggests a familiarity with the work of the Austrian mar- ginalists,18 an impression strengthened by the author’s reference to Robinson Crusoe when discussing the optimal allocation of labor among alternative uses (pp...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (Supplement): 95–112.
Published: 01 December 1992
... is shifted from a neoclassical world composed of myriad individual Robinson Crusoes existing in isolation and facing fixed parameters against which to maxi- mize, to one of a society of many individuals, each of whose decisions matter. The problem is not how Robinson Crusoe acts when he is ship...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (4): 665–679.
Published: 01 November 1994
.... Sometimes every individual has his own endowment both of labor power and of physical inputs, so that society consists of a number of Robinson Crusoes, living side by side and exchanging their products” (132). For Robinson, it is the Great Depression that reveals the hollowness of neoclassical...
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History of Political Economy (1972) 4 (2): 587–602.
Published: 01 June 1972
.... Tchis $isthe event we are here to discuss. Even Robinson Crusoe, despite his unnakural situation, would have economic problem to solve. How o€ten is his nme invoked for this very reason. Yet these problems become omore interesting when, with the a,rriva.l of Man Friday, they become...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (Supplement): 41–56.
Published: 01 December 1999
.... And if a master would try to keep me as his slave, he would have to show a considerable activity, to “keep me” from escaping. He explains in a vivid passage, reminiscent of Defore’s Robinson Crusoe: He must resolve not to loose me out of sight for one single instant, to carefully keep me bound during his...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (3): 401–413.
Published: 01 September 1987
..., but Paul pockets only half-a- dollar, the other half dollar having been lost in the increased cost of manufacturing, just as if it had been thrown into the sea [1980, 1591. Bastiat used Daniel Defoe’s classic character Robinson Crusoe to parody the protectionist argument that imports would...
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History of Political Economy (1972) 4 (1): 62–88.
Published: 01 March 1972
... in a Robinson Crusoe model and then in a barter economy ‘ ‘ del?berately,” according to Sismondi, in order to show that money was not necessary to ex- plain it.02Like his classical contemporaries, Sismondi treated money as a “veil.” It “simplified all mercantile operations and compli...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (4): 761–762.
Published: 01 November 2004
... 1905 and 1908, Weber offered some important remarks, first on the content of the principle of marginal utility in a hypothetical Robinson Crusoe economy and sec- ond on the content of the principle in a social context. Like Friedrich Wieser, Weber tried to fashion the concept of marginal utility...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (4): 763–765.
Published: 01 November 2004
... generated because the uniqueness of the Austrian school’s marginal analysis has not been appreciated” (2). Between 1905 and 1908, Weber offered some important remarks, first on the content of the principle of marginal utility in a hypothetical Robinson Crusoe economy and sec- ond on the content...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (4): 765–767.
Published: 01 November 2004
... 1905 and 1908, Weber offered some important remarks, first on the content of the principle of marginal utility in a hypothetical Robinson Crusoe economy and sec- ond on the content of the principle in a social context. Like Friedrich Wieser, Weber tried to fashion the concept of marginal utility...