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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (1): 57–87.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Cecilia T. Lanata Briones This article examines the first two estimates of the Argentine cost of living index, focusing on their producers, Alejandro Bunge and José Figuerola. The Bunge index, released in 1918, did not hold as a stable social and political artifact because it lacked legitimacy in...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 541–543.
Published: 01 September 2012
... advocated what economists today would recognize as the “cost of living approach,” but which Stapleford, quite rightly in the historical context, refers to as a constant-utility index. In contrast, American institu- tional economists preferred what Stapleford calls the “constant-goods index,” track...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (4): 693–746.
Published: 01 November 2013
... studies are briefly discussed in Stapleford 2009, 8–9. Daniel Horowitz (1985, chaps. 5–6) specifically links budget studies during this period to rising prices. Aldrich / Explanations for the Cost of Living 695 Figure 1 Index numbers of newspaper articles containing the...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (4): 605–629.
Published: 01 December 2015
... with the historical literature on “pocketbook politics.” Meg Jacobs (1997, 2003) highlights that “pocketbook” issues—issues that affect peo- ple’s livelihood, such as a rise in the cost of living—have shaped the popu- lar political culture and also crucially influenced electoral outcomes in the...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2017
... preserve the value of the regulated business. This article builds on Siegel (1984) to argue that, by selecting, as in Smyth v. Ames (1898), reproduction cost as the correct technique to calculate the value of a railway, the US Supreme Court retained its allegiance to the fundamental tenets of classical...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (suppl_1): 20–37.
Published: 01 December 2013
... calculated by his Index Number Institute. Fisher’s simultaneous pursuit of several reform and scientific projects sometimes got in the way of each other, as in 1912 when his campaigns for an international conference on the cost of living and an international society for the promotion of mathematics and...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 June 1987
...Ephraim Kleiman History of Political Economy I9:2 0 1987 by Duke University Press CCC 00 18-2702/87/$1.50 Opportunity cost, human capital, and some related economic concepts...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 234–260.
Published: 01 December 2010
... . The Rate of Industrial Growth in Russia since 1885. Journal of Economic History 7 ( supplement ): 144 –74. ———. 1947b . The Soviet Indices of Industrial Production. Review of Economics and Statistics 29.4 : 214 –26. ———. 1951 . A Dollar Index of Soviet Machinery Output, 1927–28 to...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (3): 657–687.
Published: 01 September 1992
...” (1888, 347). I should also mention the probability analysis developed in the sec- ond memorandum, which applied the theory of measurement errors to index numbers. Edgeworth considered a non-stochastic index, such as a cost-of-living index, and the errors to which it was subject-in par...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 271–292.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Index 279 Hicks, John R., 121, 134–35, 263 international expansion of, 28 Value and Capital, 255 model, 129 Hicks-Hansen IS-LM model, 124 Samuelson and sick, 122 “Higgling of the market,” 59 Inflation, cost-push, 123 Hirschman, Albert O...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (4): 761–763.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., Profiteers and Middlemen: Popular Explanations for the High Cost of Living, 1897–1920  693 Mauro Boianovsky Friedrich List and the Economic Fate of Tropical Countries  647 Loïc Charles and Yann...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 313–329.
Published: 01 January 1997
..., categories, 160-61 158-63 in cost-utility analyses, 141, 143, 149 Index 325 QALY’S (continued) rational action, as caused by definition of, 141...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (suppl_1): 333–354.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Index AAUW. See American Association 1944–1955, 247–53 of University Women 1955, agricultural production (AAUW) functions after, 254–55 “The Abilities of Man...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 313–344.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... Willard Gibbs ,edited by Henry Andrew Bumstead and Ralph Gibbs Van Name. New York:Dover. Chipman, John S., Leonid Hurwicz, Marcel K. Richter, and Hugo F. Sonnenschein, eds. 1971 . Preferences, Utility, and Demand. New York: Harcourt Brace. Diewert, W. E. 1998 . Index Numbers. In vol. 2 of The...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (4): 589–616.
Published: 01 November 2004
... Theory: The Problem of Index Numbers. Econometrica 4 : 1 -38. Gibbs, J. Willard. 1901 . Vector Analysis. In Lectures of J. W. Gibbs , edited by Edwin Bidwell Wilson. New York: Charles Scribner. Greenlees, John S. 2001. The U.S. CPI and the Cost-of-Living Objective. Invited paper submitted by...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (suppl_1): 309–328.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... Consumer Movement, 1920–1970 . Symposium of the Adolf A. Berle, Jr. Center on Corporations, Law, and Society , January 21 , Seattle, Wash . ———. 2011b . Aftershocks from a Revolution: Ordinal Utility and Cost-of-Living Indexes . Journal of the History of Economic Thought . Stigler George J...
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History of Political Economy (1979) 11 (3): 395–405.
Published: 01 September 1979
... governments) in their theory. In a similar way all theories explaining inflation as resulting from a “cost push” can hardly conclude that indexation is a solution. For an example, let me quote Keynes’ How to Pay for the War: “a demand on the part of the trade unions for an increase in money...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 345–370.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... Fisher, Franklin M., and Karl Shell. 1968 . Taste and Quality Change in the Pure Theory of the True Cost-of-Living Index. In Value, Capital, and Growth: Essays in Honour of Sir John Hicks , edited by J. N. Wolfe. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press. Fisher, Irving. 1911 . The Purchasing Power...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (1): 83–117.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Orsola Costantini This article analyzes the early but crucial stages of the development of the cyclically adjusted budget estimate. The idea of balancing the budget over the cycle was first conceived in the 1930s by the economists of the Stockholm school. During and after World War II, it was...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (3): 403–424.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Terry Peach Based on an appraisal of Smith's (nonutilitarian) understanding of happiness in The Theory of Moral Sentiments , this article considers the possible origin, meaning, and fate of the “real measure” qua index of social happiness/welfare. It is suggested that the original welfare usage was...