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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 122–142.
Published: 01 January 1997
... and the Law: From Posner to Post Modernism. Copyright © 1998 by Duke University Press 1998 The Trial of Homo Economicus: What Law and Economics Tells Us about the Development of Economic Imperialism Steven G. Medema Economic analysis in the last third of the twentieth century has been...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (4): 933–990.
Published: 01 November 2000
.... Revue Anthropologique 31 : 489 -90; 32 : 248 -51. Pearson, Heath. 1997 . Origins of Law and Economics: The Economists' New Science of Law, 1830-1930 . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Persky, Joseph. 1995 . The Ethology of Homo Economicus. Journal of Economic Perspectives 9 : 221...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (4): 991–998.
Published: 01 November 2000
... of Detribalization in Northern Rhodesia . Parts 1 and 2. Rhodes Livingstone Papers, nos. 5-6. Economics and Barbarism: An Anthropological Comment on Pearson’s “Homo Economicus” James Ferguson I must begin by thanking Heath Pearson for his provocative and coura- geous article, and Philip Mirowski...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (4): 1011–1016.
Published: 01 November 2000
... Pearson’s “Homo Economicus Goes Native, 1859–1945” Jane I. Guyer Heath Pearson’s claimthat a growing indifference developed between economics and anthropology after the mid-century is a provocative one, since it predates by about ten years the rise of the subdiscipline that defines itself...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (4): 1017–1026.
Published: 01 November 2000
... . Edited by Gunther Roth and Claus Wittich. 2 vols. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Comment on Pearson’s “Homo Economicus Goes Native” Keith Hart World civilization is usually conceived ofas an economy these days, and this has allowed economic anthropology...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (S1): 303–322.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Allison Demeritt; Karla Hoff A core insight of behavioral economics is that we are “fast thinkers”; very little human thinking resembles the rational, deliberate type that charac-terizes homo economicus . What is less well recognized is that our innate reliance on cognitive shortcuts means...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (4): 625–648.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Teresa Tomás Rangil The writings of the American economist Jack Hirshleifer (1925–2005) are considered some of the most influential contributions to the economics of conflict. This article examines how Hirshleifer transformed the behavioral assumptions of Homo economicus (the self-interest model...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
...—no longer as a means to explain behavior but only as a means to describe it. It is argued that Robinson Crusoe and homo economicus are closely related and that, therefore, the Robinson Crusoe stories afford insights into the development of neoclassical economics and the problems resulting from its reliance...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (3): 495–519.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in society and how this vision differs greatly from neoclassical homo economicus . Correspondence may be addressed to Fabio Monsalve at Fabio.Monsalve@uclm.es . This essay benefited from the suggestions of two anonymous referees. I am also grateful to Serap Kayatekin for his useful comments provided...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (4): 999–1010.
Published: 01 November 2000
... of the alliance between economics and anthropol- ogy. His Homo economicus is an immortal being without a history. He does battle with Homo erroneous and other demons whom he “system- atically” routs. This is good myth but is it good history? Homo eco- nomicus, who, as Pearson rightly notes, had been around...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 June 2005
...—this Smith who uses homo economicus as the premise for analysis of human behavior and for modeling the human condition—has become the accepted identity of Adam Smith among most modern economists. But the Adam Smith from Kirkaldy, the “Kirk- aldy Smith,” is a very different person from the one Chicago...
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (1): 273–281.
Published: 01 March 2002
...: An Anthropological Comment on Pearson's “Homo Economicus.” HOPE 32.4 : 991 -98. Geertz, Clifford. 1963a . Agricultural Involution: The Processes of Ecological Change in Indonesia . Berkeley: University of California Press. ____. 1963b . Peddlers and Princes: Social Change and Economic Modernization...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 333–354.
Published: 01 December 2005
... agents to both production and consumption processes. Going a little further, they could criticize the very notion of economic agents, namely, when individuals were rel- egated to the morally objectionable role of acting as a selfish, utility- driven homo economicus. Such a concept, even...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (1): 191–219.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and Homo Economicus In the preface, Liberatore (1889, 5–6) explains what moved him to write an introduction to political economy: on the one hand, an acquaintance with the subject is required in almost all šelds of social life; on the other, the subject needs a thorough cleansing of the “sensistic...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (4): 723–746.
Published: 01 November 2010
... . The Irreducibly Social Self in Classical Economy: Adam Smith and Thomas Chalmers Meet G.H. Mead. History of Economics Review 40 (Summer): 121 –36. ———. 2006 Das Adam Smith Problem: A Critical Realist Perspective. Journal of Critical Realism 5.2 : 251 –72. ———. 2008a . Homo Economicus Meets G. H...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 213–239.
Published: 01 December 2017
... original linguistic meaning: the respondent to a CV survey liter- ally speaks economic values into being. The natural question then becomes, just what has been spoken into being? Do the objects look like the kinds of values that would be generated by homo economicus? Economists began asking...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 June 1977
... against actual men only shows what an oddball he is. Logically we can either rebuke homo economicus for being too narrow- minded, or we can rebuke real men for being too wickedly imaginative (“irra- tional Rational economic man only tells us what actual men would do if they were his alter...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (4): 919–932.
Published: 01 November 2000
..., Heath Pearson’s essay “Homo Economicus Goes Native.” It seems that, if neither side will muster sufficient enthusiasm to explore the his- torical issues involved, then the task will devolve to outsiders to both disciplines to set out and write the history of economic anthropology. Pearson’s article...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (3): 437–458.
Published: 01 September 2001
... . Economics as a Science . New York: McGraw-Hill. Bowles, S., and H. Gintis. 1993 . The Revenge of Homo Economicus: Contested Exchange and the Revival of Political Economy. Journal of Economic Perspectives 7 : 83 -102. Clark, J. M. 1918 . Economics and Modern Psychology. Journal of Political Economy...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 417–422.
Published: 01 June 2011
... character of homo economicus has ceased to be merely the methodolog- ical suspension that Mill thought it could be; and that such an anthropol- ogy gets in the way of a full engagement with human life. On empirical grounds, behavioral economics is noticing and working to account for religiosity...