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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 10–27.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Pedro Garcia Duarte; Yann Giraud Economists such as Alvin Roth and Esther Duflo have recently argued that economics in the late twentieth century has evolved from (social) science to engineering. On the other hand, historians such as Mary Morgan and Michel Armatte have argued...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 59–84.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Thomas A. Stapleford Malcolm Rorty is best known to historians of economics as the primary organizer and founder of the National Bureau of Economic Research. This article situates Rorty’s interest in economics against the backdrop of his early career in telephone engineering at American Telephone...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 85–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Beatrice Cherrier; Aurélien Saïdi This article documents the disciplinary exchanges between economists and engineers at Stanford throughout the twentieth century. We outline the role of key scholars such as Kenneth Arrow and Robert Wilson, as well as engineers turned administrators like Frederick...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 1–9.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., unintended consequences of our practical actions. My purpose here to explore the relationship between economics and engineering not in analogy but in actuality. The strategy is, first, to set the context for this discussion; second, to look at the nature of science and mathematics in relation to engineering...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 143–167.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... The shift from “Keynesian economics” to “new classical economics” is based on a shift from a control engineering approach to an information engineering methodology. This “revolution” was even more radical; it also changed the epistemology and ontology of macroeconomics. The ontology of information...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 115–142.
Published: 01 December 2020
... communications engineering. Norbert Weiner took the wedding description a step further by nesting communication engineering into a statistical mechanics framework in which the information engineer had to filter the useful signal from the useless noise. A main goal in designing weapon-fire control systems...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 191–217.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... As a pretrained electrical engineer and physicist, Orcutt viewed the socioeconomic system as an electrical-mechanical network. Microsimulation was an engine designed for not only scrutinizing the system but reengineering the society. Guy H. Orcutt s Engineering Microsimulation to Reengineer Society Chung-Tang...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 270–293.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... This article focuses on the story of one group created by the control engineer Mark Aizerman at the Institute of Control Sciences in Moscow. It discusses the origins and the outstanding diversity and dynamics of the group’s research agenda, reconstructs the factors that made Aizerman turn from the cybernetics...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (4): 655–678.
Published: 01 November 2003
... Theory. Journal of Economic Studies 17.2 : 20 -31. ____. 1999a . The Dupuit-Marshall Theory of Competitive Equilibrium. Economica 66.262 : 225 -40. ____. 1999b . Secret Origins of Modern Microeconomics: Dupuit and the Engineers . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ____. 2002...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (2): 255–272.
Published: 01 June 1999
...Janet Knoedler; Anne Mayhew References Account of the Organization of the Federated American Engineering Societies. 1920 . Mining and Metallurgy 1 ( July ): 1 -6. Akin , William E. . 1977 . Technocracy and the American Dream . Berkeley: University of California Press...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 31–58.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Amy Sue Bix Standard histories of economic thought portray Paul Samuelson’s 1948 Economics textbook as the first serious attempt at teaching economics to young engineers. In reality, many other professors, both in economics and engineering, had extensively addressed that issue before World War II...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 41–62.
Published: 01 January 1997
... metaphors in science studies. Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 Engineering Dynamic Economics Esther-Mirjam Sent One way of understanding twentieth-century developments in economics is by analyzing how they were influenced by other disciplines. The twen­ tieth century...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Geoffrey M. Hodgson Schumpeter’s Evolutionary Economics: A Theoretical, Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Engine of Capitalism . By Andersen Esben Sloth . London : Anthem , 2009 . 493 pp. $175.00 (hardback); $50.00 (paperback) . Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (4): 636–668.
Published: 01 November 1978
... . History of Political Economy 10:4 0 1978 by Duke University Press French engineers, welfare economics, and public finance in the nineteenth century Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., and Robert F. He‘bert Division of labor...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (1): 179–182.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... Zylberberg, André. 1990 . L'Économie mathématique en France 1870-1914 . Paris: Economica. Book Reviews 179 Secret Origins of Modern Microeconomics:Dupuit and the Engineers. By Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert F. Hébert. Chicago: University...
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History of Political Economy (1995) 27 (3): 477–492.
Published: 01 September 1995
... be evident herein is owed largely to them, and any errors which remain are entirely my own. The Bifurcated Economics of Sir Dudley North and Roger North: One Holistic Analytical Engine George D. Choksy Introduction Sir Dudley North (1641-91) is well known to historians of economics...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (3): 595–621.
Published: 01 September 1992
...Edwin G. West Professor Edwin G. West, Department of Economics, Loeb Building, Carleton University, Ottawa KIS 5B6, Canada. Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Benthamites as Educational Engineers: The Reputation and the Record Edwin G. West 1. Introduction...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 10–39.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Peter Boettke; Steven Horwitz The Limits of Economic Expertise: Prophets, Engineers, and the State in the History of Development Economics Peter Boettke and Steven Horwitz What role is there for government in promoting the economic well-being of citizens within its national boundaries...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 221–244.
Published: 01 December 2020
... formalized by a group of engineers and economists associated with the engineering professor Fred Schweppe, at MIT. From his position as a leading control theorist, well known in the industry, Schweppe proposed an expansion of control theory that he argued would help break the deadlock in regulatory politics...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 245–269.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Guillaume Yon The article studies the development of the long-term marginal cost pricing of electricity in France, in the 1950s and 1960s. The engineers who managed the public monopoly for the production, transport, and distribution of electricity promoted a distinctive version of the economics...