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History of Political Economy (1988) 20 (2): 265–273.
Published: 01 June 1988
...Reghinos D. Theocharis History of Political Economy 20:2 0 1988 by Duke University Press CCC 0018-2702/88/$1.50 C. Courtois: an early contributor to cost-benefit analysis...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (4): 577–603.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Reinhard Schumacher Hla Myint interpreted Adam Smith's “two distinct benefits” from foreign trade as a vent-for-surplus gain and a productivity gain. This classification has been adopted widely, but the vent-for-surplus gain has caused some debates. In this article, I show that Myint's...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 187–212.
Published: 01 December 2017
... used cost-benefit analysis to improve government decision making, had considerable success in the 1960s and helped create offices of economists throughout the executive branch, but was losing momentum by 1970. The I/O group was, by the mid-1970s, working from the White House to reduce economic...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (1): 49–81.
Published: 01 March 2018
... economic benefits of organizational types (leading to a diagnosis of cooperation’s limitations). Secondly, the tension is also an outcome of reflection on the historical development of British cooperatives. The prevalence of consumer (rather than productive) cooperatives in nineteenth-century Britain leads...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 198–225.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in the training simulation facilities that had been recently vacated by psychologists working at the RAND Systems Research Laboratory. Economists at the LSL interwove their marginal cost-benefit analysis with the psychologists' focus on process, adaptation, and group behavior. Over a decade, economists...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 June 2011
...H. Spencer Banzhaf Economists have tried to incorporate the environment into the economic calculus by incorporating shadow values of environmental improvements into benefit-cost analysis and by designing policies to price pollution. Environmental economists tend to present these practices...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (3): 473–497.
Published: 01 June 2020
... benefits had accrued primarily to the nation’s elite. Triggered by sharp public and parliamentary criticisms of Nehru’s ambitious, top-down economic planning regime, the committee was the first expert body to examine changes in the distribution of economic opportunities and rewards in postcolonial India. P...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 221–244.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and benefit producers and consumers of power alike. He introduced the approach, which he called “homeostatic control,” around 1978 in a seminar of the MIT Energy Lab. Derived by way of a biological metaphor, homeostatic control conceives of a self-correcting system that maintains its equilibrium state...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 264–291.
Published: 01 December 2017
... to developing countries, became central. The field started to apply, systematically, tools such as cost-benefit analysis and input-output analysis; it also became much more formalized than it was before. The result of this transformation was a much more conventional application of theory to the problem...
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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 (2018) 50 (3): 615–621.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Beatrice Cherrier This paper seeks to convince historians of economics to blog and tweet. It outlines the costs and benefits of doing so, and argues that social media thoroughly alter our research process, from data gathering to writing, collaborating, sharing and hacking, showcasing history...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (2): 193–236.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jeff Lipkes Raised as an Orthodox Jew, Milton Friedman wrote almost nothing about Jews and Judaism, with the exception of a paper entitled “Capitalism and the Jews,” delivered three times and printed four times. To help explain the paradox that although Jews have benefited hugely from capitalism...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 June 2021
... to transform nature into useable wealth. In his most famous publication, The Anatomized Spruce (1675), Kempe elaborated on the economic and medicinal benefits that a proper understanding of the spruce tree, its bark, branches, sap, roots, and needles might yield. In sharing the focus on the transformation...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (4): 733–740.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to voluntary ones. Finally, we show that Mises considers cases beyond their strict monetary results and refers to entrepreneurial profits as being primarily psychic in nature. As a result, Mises is able to offer an explanation for why forced transactions create no net benefit, but voluntary ones cannot...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (4): 595–611.
Published: 01 November 2008
... was just the result of personal stubborness with no analytical benefit. Quite to the contrary, it was the only defense Ricardo could find against Malthus' destructive criticism, which introduced an unacceptable degree of indetermination in his theory of profits. By adopting the labor theory of value...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (2): 249–270.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., Bloomfield moved away from the dogmatic style of Edwin Kemmerer that dominated U.S. overseas missions in the first half of the twentieth century; “Southern” economies, in fact, rather than benefiting from Kemmerer's policies, had been increasingly hit by cyclical instability. According to Triffin...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (4): 673–708.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Richard B. Kielbowicz Many Progressive Era reformers, lawmakers, and economists believed that free market competition failed to maximize the public benefits of telecommunication networks. When proposals to place the nation's telecommunication system under the post office gained currency, AT&T...
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History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (1): 79–83.
Published: 01 March 1991
... are of current as well as historical interest. At the outset it may be helpful to distinguish between pay-as-you-go, partial prefunding, and full funding. The first refers to a tax-and-transfer policy in which current social insurance taxes are used to make current benefit payments, and a reserve...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (3): 531–536.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Robert J. Myers 9610 Wire Avenue, Silvr Spring MD 20901. Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 References Myers , Robert J. 1938 . An Analysis of Benefits and the Progress of the Old-Age Reserve Account under Title II of the Social Security Act. Actuarial Study No. 8...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (3): 537–540.
Published: 01 September 1993
... focuses primarily on current-period transfer patterns. One focuses mainly on the life-cycle perspective, and the third adopts a life-cycle perspective for part of the benefit structure and a current period perspective for the remainder. The first approach em- bodies the tax-transfer model...