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History of Political Economy (1995) 27 (Supplement): 39–52.
Published: 01 December 1995
... and Bayes' Theorem. Statistical Science 7 :358-68. Jeffreys, Fisher, and Keynes: Predicting the Third Observation, Given the First Two Teddy Seidenfeld During three years, from 1932 through 1934, the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London was the setting for a stimulating, five...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (2): 361–382.
Published: 01 June 2010
... politico/economic question: what is the best way of life? Historians of economic thought in particular have taken the work at face value and, with few exceptions, have given it short shrift. Other scholars within the humanities have examined it more seriously and at greater length, a few even raising...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (4): 709–733.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., persistent accusations of an antiprogress bias, and the provision of few details about policy applications, the machine tax proposals faded rapidly after 1940. Given familiarity with an active government role in economic policy and knowledge about taxes as tools of these policies, it should not be a surprise...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (S1): 193–210.
Published: 01 December 2018
... relatively simple to relatively complex measurement systems. This article charts these changes using both the oral interview histories and retrospective book accounts given by those involved with the United Nations Development Programme and offers an analysis of their “political economy of numbers...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (4): 731–751.
Published: 01 August 2019
... reipublicae ,” which has been freely translated as the healing power of society. This article aims to explain the meaning and significance given by Malthus in his theory of population to these two concepts. Their essential role in preventing or remedying overpopulation does not seem to have received adequate...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., time is given – not owned. Correspondence may be addressed to Stanley Hauerwas, The Divinity School, Duke University, Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708-0967. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Roundtable Presentation Economics and Antagonisms Stanley Hauerwas I am in deep...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (2): 255–285.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Michael McLure This study reports on the light that documents stored in the Archive Centre at King's College, Cambridge, shed on A. C. Pigou's fellowship theses. Particular consideration is given to Walter Alexander Raleigh's and Brooke Foss Westcott's assessments of Pigou's first, and unsuccessful...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (1): 21–73.
Published: 01 March 2010
... on the theory and methods of econometrics given by Frisch at the Poincaré Institute at the University of Paris in 1933, as well as extensive lecture notes from Yale University in 1930. These largely unknown documents elaborate on Frisch's scientific views, how he aimed at modeling economics on physics...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 523–548.
Published: 01 September 2013
... has been done previously. In particular, it is shown that a London-based editor and book reviewer, John Houghton, should be given credit for being perhaps the first who explicitly recognized the opportunity cost of forest capital. In his writings, published in 1683 and 1701, Houghton compared forestry...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 307–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
... possible government are unimodal: if the ideal, austere regime such as Sparta (with equal property for all, and focused on virtue-in-arms) is not achievable, one should prefer the given stratified society, partial and non-virtue-directed redistribution being the worst option. Correspondence may...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (5): 975–990.
Published: 01 October 2022
... correctives by way of asserting that certain knowledge should have been present even though it is not. An absence from the text does not equate to missing text in the form of an obviously anomalous omission. Studies of the historical backdrop against which Smith was writing cannot be given the same authority...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (1): 39–75.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of European postwar reconstruction and the creation of a new world economic order. Given his deep knowledge and prewar experiences, Italy and France were his first areas of specialization, although Hirschman soon contributed to the analysis of the Marshall Plan, the shaping of the European Payments Union...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (2): 317–351.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Matthias Störring Abstract Given the growing call for the restoration of the place of entrepreneurship in economic theory, familiarity with the works of Gustav Schmoller would be a great asset for a better understanding of the nature of the enterprise and the role of entrepreneurs. This article...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 270–294.
Published: 01 December 2016
... open a line of inquiry on the growing body of behavioral “anomalies” and their robustness in a market setting proved naive. The divide between both camps was too big to bridge given the fundamentally different approaches to experimentation. The article traces how the work of Sidney Siegel...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 270–293.
Published: 01 December 2020
... experimental economics—something that, given the ideological and intellectual constraints Aizerman was facing, was hardly possible in the Soviet context, but could have been a synthesis of economics and engineering. The article also discusses a research culture Aizerman created and nurtured in his lab...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (1): 191–219.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on its own ground, which is the fascinating and unique aspect of the book. In the discussion he also works out some principles of social philosophy. Capital is underplayed: the only original all-important production factor is land. The importance given to the right of private property in land...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (3): 425–481.
Published: 01 September 2018
... meanings of a given lexical world the Alceste method analyzes interpretable segments of text, called “context units.” sunspots multiple equilibria context units indeterminacy macroeconomic models We are grateful to Costas Azariadis, Jess Benhabib, Roger Farmer, Jean-Michel Grandmond, Karl...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Marina Bianchi; Neil De Marchi This introduction traces the connections between economics and psychology that were explored in a 2015 conference on the subject held at Duke University. Over much of the past half-century, sporadic attention has been given to the possible links between economics...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (Suppl_1): 334–355.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that after Solow's seminal contribution, the “residual” became a reproducible object. Losing its ties with the intentions and beliefs of its originator, it was given new and unexpected uses in other branches of macroeconomics. While the residual had always remained a problematic result in growth accounting...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 447–470.
Published: 01 June 2023
... about what statistical techniques to employ and how to implement them. Narratives served the same purposes for Griliches that mathematical models were coming to serve in the work of his contemporaries, but they made more sense for Griliches, given his belief that he was analyzing transitions between...