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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (suppl_1): 86–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Charles G. Renfro This essay considers some of the circumstances that have characterized econometric practice during the past fifty to sixty years, including both the invention and use of the electronic computer and the growing accessibility of both micro- and macroeconomic data. However, its...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 103–126.
Published: 01 December 2017
... problem with the “it’s-all-computers” trope is that it presumes that computerization is more important for applied work than for theory, yet computerization had the potential to transform theory as well as applied work, as it did in the natural sciences. For example, biologists used computer...
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History of Political Economy 81–110.
Published: 26 August 2021
...Boris Samuel This article studies the inference procedures used to compute the macroeconomic indicators feeding into the International Monetary Fund’s monitoring and surveillance in Africa since the structural adjustment. In 2005, the IMF launched a procedure to denounce a Mauritanian “misreporting...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (Suppl_1): 213–227.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Market. Econometrica 27 : 54 -71. Olivera, J. H. G. 1999 . Proemio. Economica (La Plata) 45.2 : v -vi. Scarf, H. 1960 . Some Examples of Global Instability of the Competitive Equilibrium. International Economic Review 1 : 157 -72. ____. 1973 . The Computation of Economic...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 143–167.
Published: 01 December 2020
... states. Policy in this world therefore means tracing an optimal trajectory taking all these issues into account. To show this shift in epistemology and ontology, the history of economics is interwoven with the history of mathematics, which cannot be detangled from the emergence of the digital computer...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 158–186.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., empirical data, bits of economic theory, institutional arrangements, the aims and hopes of economic planning, images and visions of the economy, and the practical requirements and affordances of computing technologies. The article traces the movements and changes of the multi-sector growth model...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (5): 895–924.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Kenneth Button This article looks at how a group of diverse economic experts tackled a major macroeconomic question and managed to reach a consensus conclusion. This was despite being confronted with limited data, embryonic general-equilibrium methodologies, and limited computing power...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Roger E. Backhouse; Béatrice Cherrier It is widely accepted that economics has changed significantly since the 1970s with the development of new data sources, new methods of analysis, and the computer. This paper argues that this transformation of the discipline involves more than just a rise...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 78–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Charles L. Ballard; Marianne Johnson We examine the evolution of applied, computational general-equilibrium models (AGE), from their inception in the 1970s through the end of the twentieth century. We describe the simultaneous development of several different “strains” of such models, along...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 199–226.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Moreover, his death preceded the application of its central mechanism to public, urban, and environmental topics via hedonic, sorting, and computational general equilibrium models. Viewed in this way, the history of Tiebout's article, and thereby the history of public economics, has remarkably little to do...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 253–266.
Published: 01 December 2015
... policy issues that the Walrasian general equilibrium model does not address can be addressed. These include issues such as toward which basin of attraction the economy will gravitate and how government policy might influence that gravitation. Similarly, new computational technology is allowing economists...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 1–55.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the certainty equivalence property, which made their solutions feasible for the computers available at that time. Appearing in that narrative are Poole (1970) and Sargent and Wallace (1975), who were among the first to apply the tool to monetary economics. In this article I argue that in addition to offering...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (Suppl_1): 322–342.
Published: 01 December 2006
... for Computational Economics CERL, Control Data, and PLATO William C. Norris, the founder of Control Data Corporation, acquired the rights to the PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) system from its developer CERL (Computerized Education and Research Lab at the University of Illinois...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 204–227.
Published: 01 December 2019
... is important because it shows, “rst, the strategic impor- tance of computerization and, second, that the success of computerization was intertwined with the development of different types of other infrastruc- tures. As systems scholars mainly had backgrounds in applied mathematics and computer science...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 63–90.
Published: 01 January 1997
... bitrariness in any system set down. Limitations of resources—mental, computational, and statistical—enforce a model that although compli­ cated enough for our capacities, is yet enormously simple relative to the present state of understanding of the world we seek to explain. Un­ til we can...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (Suppl_1): 283–304.
Published: 01 December 2006
... . The Traveling-Salesman Problem. Operations Research 4.1 : 61 -75. Fudenberg, Drew, and Jean Tirole. 1991 . Game Theory . Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. Garey, Michael R., and David S. Johnson. 1979 . Computers and Intractability . San Francisco: Freeman. Ginsburg, Seymour. 1962...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 1997
.... While they have not specifically addressed the situation of modem economics, their obser­ vations concerning biology, computer science, operations research, and other collateral disciplines can be readily extended to economics, with potentially far-reaching consequences...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 191–217.
Published: 01 December 2020
... theory. Building on his interest in engineering and his training in physics, Orcutt began to develop the idea of building an analog computational machine during his doctoral years, which he called the regression analy- ser (RA). The RA was designed as a combination of electrical circuits...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 198–225.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the original optimizing ends and means to take into account information- gathering and processing costs, by, for example, changing the model in an effort to minimize the use of limited computational resources. Simon per- ceived consumers, producers, and economizing mathematical model builders...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (3): 391–439.
Published: 01 September 1996
... Approach to Time Series Econometrics. Oxford Economics Papers 41 . 1 : 108 -28. Goldstine , H. H. , and J. von Neumann 1963 . On the Principles of Large Scale Computing Machines. In vol. 5 of John von Neumann: Collected Works . New York: Pergamon. Graybill , F. A. 1961...