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History of Political Economy (1984) 16 (3): 381–404.
Published: 01 September 1984
... 0 1984 by Duke University Press CCC 0018-2702/84/$1.50 Marshall, the human agent and economic growth: wants and activities revisited John Dennis Chasse I. Marshall’s Model of Man Alfred Marshall’s approach...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (3): 437–471.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... ____. 1996 . Distributive Justice as a Normative Criterion in Adam Smith's Political Economy. HOPE 28.1 : 1 -25. The Neglected Agent: Justice, Power, and Distribution in Adam Smith Amos Witztum and Jeffrey T. Young The purpose of this essay is to argue that in Adam Smith, the right...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (1): 161–164.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., Legislation, and Liberty. 3 vols. London: Routledge. Hoover, K. D. 1988. The New Classical Macroeconomics. Oxford: Blackwell. James, P. 1979. Population Malthus: His Life and Work. London: Routledge. Modeling Rational Agents: From Interwar Economics to Early Modern Game Theory. By Nicola Giocoli...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 1997
...: Economic Agents as Cyborgs Philip Mirowski 1. Why Historians Should Become Acquainted with Cyborgs How much of what has been written under the rubric of the “history of economic thought” is now obsolete? This question is posed not only because the secondary literature has...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 16–43.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of utility. Contemporary critics of rational choice theory take this naturalized image of the economic agent as its bogeyman, ignoring the social infrastructure that brought this agent, thinking as a merchant, into existence. The idea that we calculate captures a sociohistorical reality, rather than...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 253–266.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to explore pattern-matching data models, agent-based models, network models, and epistemic game-theoretical models in which multiple social dimensions can be analyzed simultaneously. This article discusses how this changing analytic technology is opening up the possibility for movement away from the market...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 247–264.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Giandomenica Becchio This article deals with the contents of the second edition of Carl Menger’s Principles of Economics (1923), which was neither reprinted in German by Hayek in 1934 nor translated into English by Knight in 1950. My aim is to show that a new Mengerian economic agent can be found...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (2): 307–340.
Published: 01 June 2016
... transactions were assumed away. The article also addresses Wicksell's position concerning the so-called Cournot problem (that the general equilibrium system may not be able to provide precise numerical solutions), and his use of the notion of the representative agent in the formulation of the saving function...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 415–442.
Published: 01 September 2013
... for “precise logical truth.” Bentham and William Wordsworth disputed the treatment of the poor. Bentham proposed forcing them into houses of industry. Wordsworth, who declared that “man is dear to man... [because] we have all of us one human heart,” celebrated a beggar’s power as a social agent. He reminds...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 180–203.
Published: 01 December 2019
... at bringing a system to a better state had to be invented. Braverman interpreted this analytic framework as a “qualitative system of control” of the Soviet economy representing a sort of a third-way solution between neoclassical models of spontaneous coordination of autonomous agents and theories of optimal...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 479–495.
Published: 01 June 2021
... sciences’ legitimization of fatherly rule to a political thought that had its legitimacy in the provision of freedom, security, and wealth to householders, who in their part were the main agents and movers of the economic state. Correspondence may be addressed to Ere Nokkala, University Researcher...
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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 (2018) 50 (1): 1–48.
Published: 01 March 2018
... recommendations for individual agents, organizations, government, and teams. The predefined elements constitutive of these accounts, inspired by simple rules of logic, were now meant to represent the basic demands of rationality and theories of rational decision making specified rules of conduct that were meant...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (S1): 303–322.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the strong reductionist tendencies that attempt to squeeze sociological influences on decision making into a rational-agent model. Correspondence may be addressed to Allison Demeritt, allisone@uw.edu ; and Karla Hoff, khoff@worldbank.org . Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 behavioral...
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History of Political Economy (1998) 30 (2): 171–187.
Published: 01 June 1998
... work, “Mathematical Economics” ([ 19113 1955). He cited Pareto’s use of budgetary data to derive indifference curves (Stigler 1950, 381). Anticipating a revealed preference approach to the theory of choice, Pareto proposed that, in principle, an agent’s indifference curves could be deduced...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (Suppl_1): 305–321.
Published: 01 December 2006
... of Perfection. Econometrica 52.4 : 1029 -50. Pratt, John W., and Richard J. Zeckhauser. 1991 . Principals and Agents: An Overview. In Principals and Agents: The Structure of Business , edited by John W. Pratt and Richard J. Zeckhauser. Boston: Harvard Business School Press. Reny, Philip J. 1993...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (2): 263–292.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Thought . Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Stiglitz, Joseph, E. 1974 . Incentives and Risk Sharing in Sharecropping. Review of Economic Studies 41.2 : 219 -55. ____. 1987 . Principal and Agent (ii). In The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics , edited by John Eatwell, Murray Milgate...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (S1): 359–377.
Published: 01 December 1990
... to interpret the texts of Carl Menger's economics. A second level will also arise here, however, which might be called "agent-level" hermeneutics, and which involves treating human actions as meaningful "texts" to be read. 5 At this level would be found not only the issue of how economists understand...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 160–182.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., that is, an increasing reliance on highly standardized rules. From the late nineteenth century into the early decades of the twentieth, the BLS con- fronted the difficulties of self-reporting by relying on the personality, cha- risma, and social skills of its field agents to elicit the most accurate answers from...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (4): 490–503.
Published: 01 November 1977
... to the workers, the forces and resources of nature, and the means of production as the agents of production. There is, of course, an enormous heterogeneity between these three sets as well as within each set, and it is this which makes the mea- surement problems of political economy so much more severe...