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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 505–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Craig Smith In his Life of Adam Smith , Dugald Stewart notes that Smith was “always disposed to ascribe to custom and fashion their full share in regulating the opinions of mankind with respect to beauty.” Indeed, Stewart refers to this as a “collateral” inquiry within The Theory of Moral...
History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (4): 547–575.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of this article. Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 social interdependencies consumption positional competition utility fashion References Andreozzi L. Bianchi M. . 2007 . “Fashion: Why People Like It and Theorists Do Not.” Advances in Austrian Economics 10 : 209...
History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 316–331.
Published: 01 December 2016
... with different “strengths.” The strength of each response is directly related to its historical payoff probability, and responses compete in winner-take-all fashion. An “active” response occurs and is strengthened or weakened depending on its outcome. If it is sufficiently weakened, it will be supplanted...
History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 294–304.
Published: 01 December 2020
... economists’ experiences and fostered their ambitions to make their technocratic economics usable in the world. This involved more than fashioning “tools” to solve specific problems, more than making “cameras” to describe and analyze the world, but even creating “engines” to help design and run economies...
History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 134–152.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of Trustees. Though Samuelson first intended to write a policy-oriented textbook with a strong Keynesian inclination, the changes he introduced, while keeping most of the substance, made it a more theoretically inclined text, in which policy recommendations were presented in a softened fashion. These events...
History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 23–48.
Published: 01 December 2015
... as a zealous free trader, fashioned the piecemeal ideas of tariff reformers into an analytical framework, translating their polemical arguments into a theoretical discourse. In 1906, he applied this framework to the consequences of tariff reform for the British economy. In 1907, he used it to explore...
History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (1): 135–136.
Published: 01 March 1982
...- siasm for a scientific approach to history leads him into absurdity: The alleged dichotomy between the human and the physical universe . . . appears to a modern generation-to those, let us say, born after 1940- quaintly old-fashioned and the reasons for treating the history of the spe...
History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (3): 499–501.
Published: 01 September 1978
... and linguistic virtuosity. Arguments are not developed systematically but, appear- ing to come from all sides, are delivered with rapier thrusts that emerge in criss-cross fashion from a series of sharply truncated sections whose brevity is admirably suited to Barzun’s elliptical style...
History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (1): 164–167.
Published: 01 March 1997
... long after him. Indeed, as shown by Timothy Alborn, Victorian money economics has been characterized by a curious conflation of the natural image of circulation in the body and the mechanical image of steam circulation in an engine. Metaphors can also evolve through time in such a fashion...
History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (2): 313–315.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Hollander really wishes to embrace such a stringent epistemol- ogy, he might reﬂ ect on its implication for his own position: can we be certain about Ricardo’s response to Malthus? As for Mill (1821), Hollander suggests that “he can be understood in a New View fashion, though subject to a qualiﬁ...
History of Political Economy (1981) 13 (2): 279–284.
Published: 01 June 1981
... goods, lacks a definite price and a market of its own on which market-clearing forces come to a focus. Further development of monetary disequilibrium theory along these lines will probably prove relevant to appraising currently fashion- able theories of rational expectations and of what...
History of Political Economy (1974) 6 (2): 164–170.
Published: 01 June 1974
...-constant indi- vidual schedules. Only at the third, distinct, stage do we get to the question of what the equilibrium price will be-the market experiment. If, in this fashion, we interpret Wells’ equation ( 1) as an optimality condition which, given the production function, defines...
History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (4): 688–690.
Published: 01 November 1978
... as distinctly old- fashioned, but it is skillfully presented and is probably novel to the younger positivistic generation of historians of economics. Admittedly while fashions change, metaphysics is rarely in vogue among economists. Nevertheless their controversies often hark back to these murky...
History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (4): 626–628.
Published: 01 November 1983
... parts and ignoring others in a fashion different from that of other essays. In addition, although all have had the experience of forty more years of capitalism, they assign different values to that experience. Each contributor restates Schumpeter’s reasons for the decline and fall of cap...
History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (1): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2001
... much of Peil,as of the current fashion that his book serves to illustrate. The losers in this new academic fashion are scholars like Jacob Viner. Viner wrote when scholars were trying to establish mercantilism by wanting to understand its “context.”Viner replied pithily that “to understand all...
History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (Supplement): 1–30.
Published: 01 December 1999
... according to circumstances: “Values are varied, but not capri- cious” (294; see also 296). Galiani nonetheless allowed one exception—fashion, which he judged “an affection of the brain,” peculiar to Europeans (294). Although fash- ion does not affect objects universally agreed to be beautiful...
History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 235–251.
Published: 01 December 2001
... an understanding of what this change entailed. Out of many different economists’ individualpracticalmeasuring projects around the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there emerged a number of different kinds of measuring instruments, each carefully fashioned for economics. By looking carefully...
History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 March 1982
... relativity effects) by Newto- nian theory. Thus, it may appear that man has gained knowledge that is, some- how, beyond himself in space and time. Indeed, we believe that if man had never appeared, this planet would have proceeded in the same fashion on its path. Consequently, physics appears to have...
History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (S1): 119–130.
Published: 01 December 1991
.... This residue accounts for the fact that human beings have been "social creatures" throughout recorded history. Man- ifestations are need for uniformity, pity and cruelty, self-sacrifice for the good of others, social ranking, asceticism. Concrete frivolous examples are fads, fashions, bandwagons, and, more...
History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (2): 368–371.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... It is a story of the vicissitudes of an idea that had to face the question of empirical content 368 Book Reviews time and again; that faced the ebb and flow of fashions and fads and incessant mood changes among economists and policymakers. Of course the idea was, and still is, dismissed, and its...