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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 185–205.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Malcolm Rutherford This essay examines the various field observational methods used in labor economics in the United States from the early 1900s to the 1930s. Labor relations, at that time, was an area of critical importance as well as an area in which existing economic theory provided little...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (4): 617–637.
Published: 01 November 2004
... Histories of an Applied Field: The Case of Health Economics Evelyn L. Forget The more applied and practical a field of economics is, the less relevant history seems. Analysts who deal with a constantly shifting institutional environment, seeking solutions to problems that were not even conceiv...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (2): 295–297.
Published: 01 June 1982
...William R. Waters Carl Dahlman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980, Pp. viii, 234. $27.50. Copyright © 1982 by Duke University Press 1982 Book Reviews 295 The Open Field System and Beyond: A Property Rights Analysis of an Eco...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (2): 346–348.
Published: 01 June 1994
... of Political Economy 26:2 (1994) The Origins and Evolution of the Field of Industrial Relations in the United States. By Bruce E. Kaufman. Ithaca, N.Y.: ILR Press, 1993. xv, 287 pp. $40.00 cloth; $19.95 paper. The field of industrial relations (IR) was born over 70 years ago. Its “mother dis...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (2): 298–314.
Published: 01 June 1978
... Press Economists in government: a research field for the historian of economics A. W. Coats I During the past decade or so there has been a marked, and on the whole welcome, surge of interest in the sociology of economics on the part of economists...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 71–89.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Vallon . Zeller Olivier . 2007 . “ Changement agraire et récession démographique: La première enquête Orry (1730); L’exemple d’Issoudun .” Annales de démographie historique 2 : 143 – 61 . The Economist as Surveyor: Physiocracy in the Fields Loïc Charles and Christine...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 105–130.
Published: 01 December 2010
... : 23 –52. Rebellions across the (Rice) Fields: Social Scientists and Indochina, 1965–1975 Teresa Tomás Rangil From the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, a number of social scientists, including the economist Walt Rostow, the political scientists Lucian Pye and Chalmers Johnson...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 264–291.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Michele Alacevich After World War II, a new disciplinary field called “development economics” emerged, as economists began to shape specific theories in order to address the practical problems they were facing in less developed countries. Theory arose out of practice, in the sense that the shaping...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 295–314.
Published: 01 December 2014
...William Thomas This article examines certain issues in postwar economic theory and compares them with related issues in the nascent fields of cybernetics, industrial dynamics, and operations research. Because all these fields had close connections to MIT, the comparison provides an opportunity...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (4): 545–571.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jonathan S. Franklin By no means exclusive, the tendency of agricultural economists to emphasize the field’s historic commitment to applied economics is nonetheless intriguing and worthy of further exploration. If agricultural economists have demonstrated the ability to translate “practical...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (2): 177–206.
Published: 01 June 2017
...William Deringer This article explores the history of commercial epistemology during the first half of the eighteenth century in Britain. During that period, questions about the character of commerce as a field of knowledge—whether it was a simple or complex, how it related to commercial “interest...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (suppl_1): 35–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
...John Aldrich The period 1895–1925 saw the origins and establishment of the fields that came to be called econometrics and psychometrics. I consider what these fields owed to biometry—the statistical approach to the biological problems of evolution—and make some comparisons between all three. I...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 133–164.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of the new tools were conducted in various fields. Focusing on economics and sociology, and in particular on economic theory and social theory, I track these debates across the immediate postwar years. I show that the intensity and location of tool shock varied noticeably in these two disciplines...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (2): 201–219.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Perry Mehrling Once upon a time, macroeconomics was a field organized around money and the equation of exchange, as in Fisher 1911. Today, the field is organized instead around finance and the intertemporal Euler equation. This article tells the story of how we moved from then to now, a story...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 275–294.
Published: 01 June 2011
...David Throsby In 1857 in Manchester John Ruskin delivered two public lectures which he titled The Political Economy of Art . Can these lectures be seen in the history of economic thought as prefiguring the contemporary field of cultural economics? This article considers six issues of interest...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (4): 636–668.
Published: 01 November 1978
...Robert B. Ekelund, Jr.; Robert F. Hébert Division of labor, in research as well as in teaching, has produced, in economics as elsewhere, an indefinite number of specialities that are usually described as “applied fields.” … These fields may accumulate “private” stocks of facts and methods...
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History of Political Economy 259–292.
Published: 26 August 2021
..., and the “structural method,” relying on direct measures from cross-sectional data and controlled experiments, Leontief engaged in the latter in an ambitious project of “expansion of the field of direct observation.” This laid the statistical foundations of what he called the “direct induction” approach to empirical...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (suppl_1): 235–257.
Published: 01 December 2011
... tool in their field. They saw the regression as a way to address long-standing questions specific to agricultural economics. As a result, their defense and development of the method, as well as the criticisms they attracted from their colleagues, while drawing on the earlier literature surrounding...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 60–77.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... Samuelson was then considered a narrow specialist in mathematical economics, a field in which there were few openings, and MIT made an attractive offer that contrasted with the uncertain future he faced were he to remain at Harvard. Significance is attached to the vision of what he might achieve at MIT held...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 109–133.
Published: 01 December 2014
... be an important factor in MIT’s rise to prominence. On a methodological level this article introduces collective biography, or prosopography, a well-established historiographical method, to the field of the history of economics. Correspondence may be addressed to Andrej Svorenčík, Department of Economics...