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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (2): 307–339.
Published: 01 April 2020
... . Weintraub E. Roy . 2002 . How Economics Became a Mathematical Science . Durham, N. C. : Duke University Press . Institutionalism in Action: Balancing the Substantive Imbalances of the Economy through the Veil of Money Onur Özgöde Historians of economics and social scientists working...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (3): 623–628.
Published: 01 September 2018
... stories are told, historians have lost sight of the travels of knowledge beyond lecture halls and scholarly journal pages. To explore that terrain I propose we reconceive scientific practice as communicative action. By studying the social lives of books, pamphlets, and newsprint that cross back and forth...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 1993
... functions. Donald A. Walker, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Beliefs in Action: Economic Philosophy and Social Change. By Eduardo Gian- netti Da Fonseca. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. xiii, 256 pp. How important are the ideas created by economists...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 158–186.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Verallgemeinerung des Brouwerschen Fixpunktsatzes.” In Ergebnisse eines Mathematischen Kolloquiums, edited by Karl Menger . Wendler Reinhard . 2013 . Das Modell zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft . Munich : Wilhelm Fink Verlag . A Model to “Make Decisions and Take Actions”: Leif Johansen’s...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 198–225.
Published: 01 December 2016
... on the BIS Basel Committee on Banking Supervision engaged in implementation rationality through simulation in the form of the Regulatory Consistency Assessment Programme (RCAP). The examination of iterative modeling and solving for rules of action at the LSL and in the RCAP suggests that the explicit...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 317–337.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Vernon L. Smith This report summarizes some of the findings of an experimental investigation motivated by the question, How might exchange, specialization, and property—rules governing actions—emerge jointly in human economic betterment? Sparse experimental instructions in a virtual village...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Kenneth Button This article is concerned with the foresights that Alfred Kahn had when he led the deregulation of the US passenger airline industry, and in particular with the role the ideas in his Economics of Regulation played in his actions. Kahn was a reluctant deregulator of the US interstate...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 317–336.
Published: 01 December 2014
...William Darity, Jr.; Arden Kreeger We examine the history of the entry of black American graduate students into the PhD program in economics at MIT in the 1970s. The deployment of an active and aggressive affirmative action program led to the presence of a critical mass of black doctoral students...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 1–9.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., unintended consequences of our practical actions. My purpose here to explore the relationship between economics and engineering not in analogy but in actuality. The strategy is, first, to set the context for this discussion; second, to look at the nature of science and mathematics in relation to engineering...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (2): 289–320.
Published: 01 June 2018
... will be considered in the light of the criticism it received from Max Weber. It will be argued, first, that while what he called “calculation in kind” fails the demands of what Weber called the “formal” rationality of economic action in conditions of complex industrial societies, it is indispensable for assessing...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 March 2012
... on economic policy; and we reject Numa’s claims that Dupuit advocated state control of railroads as the optimal course of action. Correspondence may be addressed to Robert B. Ekelund Jr., 404 Blake Street, Auburn, AL 36830 (e-mail: bobekelund@prodigy.net ); and to Robert F. Hébert, 998 Stanford Avenue...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (2): 223–254.
Published: 01 June 2013
... in the presence of externalities. We show that, in contrast with what most economists admit, Buchanan argued that, even if externalities are a cause of ``market failures,'' this cannot be used to legitimate the intervention of the state, because individuals tend to pay for the external effects their actions...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (1): 99–121.
Published: 01 March 2013
... activity as a particular form of market activity. While he extended the logic of market exchange to state activity, he recognized the need to theorize in light of significant differences in institutional arrangements between markets and states. Collective action was guided by tax prices and not market...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 497–514.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and recombination and that ended up converging more or less coincidentally in some aspects). The agents of enlightened reformism in different European monarchies and in Portugal in particular, collected a wide range of ideas and inspirations for administrative action which included, sometimes consciously, sometimes...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 265–280.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Tiziano Raffaelli Cattaneo’s view of the economy and society is based on the joint action of innate human faculties (Vico’s nativo ), local variety, and outside influences (Romagnosi’s dativo ), which produce as many historical combinations as there are peoples on the earth. Economic activity...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (1): 111–150.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the price mechanism as an emergent property of the social system that is formed when people's (inter)actions are governed by a set of norms that includes both the formal rules of property and tort and contract law, and also informal norms of honesty and promise keeping. However, while several scholars have...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (4): 569–593.
Published: 01 November 2008
... human and professional relations, a well defined cultural tradition and a way of its own of organising work and study. We present the dramatis personae and the background to their actions, and consider the characteristics of intellectual and personal communication on the basis of which we are led...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (1): 199–223.
Published: 01 March 2011
... years, a group of intellectual radicals drew inspiration from social psychology and gave their support to the controversial community action programs that drew criticism from the Senate, Congress, local governments, and Democratic Party insiders. Over time, a second community, built upon the values...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 1–19.
Published: 01 December 2015
... which “modern” (i.e., twentieth-century) notions of market failure were developed. The idea that markets could fail to perform in ways that best promoted the larger interests of society is as old as economics itself, and the question of the appropriate scope to be given to private action and to its...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 143–162.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and sentiment.” According to a nineteenth-century tradition, belief is the base of human action; Edgeworth concludes therefore that probability is not useful for the theory of decision. We propose to classify Edgeworth's theory of probability as precursor of modern eclectic or pluralistic tradition...