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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 (1995) 27 (3): 449–476.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Metaphysical Beliefs and the Foundations of Smithian Political Economy Donald J. Oswald 1. Introduction The claim that Adam Smith’s thought was deeply rooted in philosophical presuppositions is not new to the literature. This allegation was debated by commentators and critics of Smith’s work...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Thomas C. Leonard This essay explores the progressive beliefs other than human hierarchy that inclined Progressive Era economic reform toward eugenics. It argues the following: that the progressives believed in a powerful, centralized state, conceiving of government as the best means for promoting...
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History of Political Economy 11242701.
Published: 12 April 2024
... the scientific activities of input-output from the system of belief built around it, and from the institutions set up to advance Leontief's research program. This leads to considering the interaction of input-output with other research programs through three poles: the scientific debate, the collision of belief...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 143–162.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Edgeworth distinguishes between two notions: credibility, which is the direct translation of probability into the epistemic sphere and which obeys the same rules of the latter; and belief, which has a weak relation with probability, based as it is not only on experiential knowledge, but also on “instinct...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 212–236.
Published: 01 December 2008
... no longer be found in traditional Christian beliefs, it had to be sought either through reinterpreting these beliefs or looking elsewhere. Tawney turned to Christian socialism, remaining within the Church of England, and Hobson turned to the Ethical Movement, but both were seeking ethical judgments...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (3): 471–491.
Published: 01 June 2019
... was used and despite constant negative results modelers kept trying to find a place for credit rationing in their model. These results invite a deeper reflection on the idea of microfoundations in large-scale macroeconometric models and on the role of beliefs in macroeconometric modeling. References...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (4): 733–740.
Published: 01 December 2016
... vindicate Mises's assessment and criticisms of Montaigne by way of three points. First, Mises was indeed correct in christening the belief that the economy can be presented as a zero-sum game as the “Montaigne dogma.” Second, we demonstrate that Montaigne refers not only to involuntary exchanges but also...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (4): 747–772.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Daniel Silvermintz This article challenges the long-standing belief that Plato is an early proponent of the division of labor on account of the political proposals advanced in the Republic . In contrast, I contend that the Republic offers a radical critique—rather than any endorsement—of job...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (3): 429–469.
Published: 01 September 2011
...—heredity, selection, fitness, and race—into their religiously motivated project of economic reform. The Social Gospel economists' merger of evolutionary ideas and Protestant belief was enabled by two key features of Progressive Era thought: one, the Social Gospel was itself already (in part...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (4): 683–698.
Published: 01 November 2011
...John D. Singleton In the history of economic thought, Martin Luther is frequently identified with medieval Scholastic doctrine. His belief that “money is sterile” is offered in support of this assessment. However, this obscures the fact that Luther rarely invokes this line of reasoning in his...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
... can move beyond strict utilitarian analysis can it fully engage with the broad range of ethical concerns that underpin religious belief. Correspondence may be addressed to Bradley W. Bateman, Office of the Provost, Denison University, Granville, OH 43023. Not long after the presentation...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (1): 155–192.
Published: 01 March 2010
... it is not dependent on the market. Without the belief in the coordinating power of the invisible hand, labor would not have been divided and people would not have become dependent on others. Second, the growing dependency on strangers brings to the fore the coordinating powers of the market. Their function...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (3): 483–505.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., while not necessarily prompting a transformation of economists' core beliefs (in Kemmerer's case, the gold standard), may still lead to new tools and skills adjusted to the role of missionary. Kemmerer developed a rhetoric as policymaker and diplomatic envoy that allowed him to effectively interact...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (2): 249–277.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Brian Smith Abstract This article argues that Hobbes was actively engaged in the debates about population size as a component of his broader approach to political economy. By the seventeenth century, beliefs about economic well-being routinely turned back onto the question of population size...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (2): 211–238.
Published: 01 April 2020
... beliefs than previously thought and extend them into the mature phase of his economic writing. Correspondence by email may be addressed to Phillip W. Magness, philwmagness@gmail.com ; and James R. Harrigan, jrharrigan@email.arizona.edu . Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 John...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (5): 925–947.
Published: 01 October 2021
... explore this influence, its history, and the role it played in Hotelling’s work and ideas. We show that political beliefs deeply shaped Hotelling’s approach to economics and that the rules of the Landlord’s Game helped him think about economic mechanisms. Rescuing Henry George: Optimization, Welfare...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (Suppl_1): 334–355.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that after Solow's seminal contribution, the “residual” became a reproducible object. Losing its ties with the intentions and beliefs of its originator, it was given new and unexpected uses in other branches of macroeconomics. While the residual had always remained a problematic result in growth accounting...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 447–470.
Published: 01 June 2023
... about what statistical techniques to employ and how to implement them. Narratives served the same purposes for Griliches that mathematical models were coming to serve in the work of his contemporaries, but they made more sense for Griliches, given his belief that he was analyzing transitions between...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 174–198.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the 1950s. In this article, voluntary exchange is used as a vehicle to examine positions taken on the market failure engendered by public goods. What we see is that the discussion was less about the mechanics of voluntary exchange theory or solutions to public goods problems than it was about beliefs...