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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (2): 397–399.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., because this is a book that can be usefully read by all econo- mists. It is a book full of insight, imagination, and erudition. It is a book that contains some superb object lessons and refl ections that could signifi cantly improve the abil- ity of economists to communicate with noneconomists and also...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 515–532.
Published: 01 June 2021
... development and the improvement of agriculture, industry, and commerce. It is then when happiness and Cameralist teachings came together to sharpen Romà i Rossell’s science of government to transform the monarchy and underpin the creation of the Spanish nation. Correspondence may be addressed to Adriana...
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History of Political Economy 833–856.
Published: 28 July 2021
... into Mill’s notion of China’s stationary state from two perspectives: (1) a stationary state of capital accumulation and (2) a stationary state of human improvement. In Principles , Mill explained his conception of stationary state. He linked China’s economic stagnation to the low desire for capital...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Carl Wennerlind After its success in the Thirty Years’ War, Sweden harbored ambitions to establish an empire. To sustain its efforts, statesmen realized the need to generate more domestic wealth. The ensuing debates gave rise to an improvement discourse, centered on the harnessing of Sweden’s...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 187–212.
Published: 01 December 2017
... used cost-benefit analysis to improve government decision making, had considerable success in the 1960s and helped create offices of economists throughout the executive branch, but was losing momentum by 1970. The I/O group was, by the mid-1970s, working from the White House to reduce economic...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (1): 85–116.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., but there are also sharp differences. The diversity of revealed preference theory is not well understood, and one purpose of this article is to improve our historical understanding of the field by examining this historical diversity. This history is valuable for its own sake, but also because it is relevant...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 363–394.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... We share with the eighteenth-century Scots preoccupations about understanding human beings, human nature, sociability, moral development, our ability to understand nature and its possible creator, and about the possibilities to use our knowledge to improve our surroundings and standard of living...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (3): 423–447.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Roger E. Backhouse; Harro Maas This article traces the attempts of W. Rupert Maclaurin to improve the research profile of economics at MIT through establishing a research project on the economics of innovation, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The project is important because it marks...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 7–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Martha Lampland Two wage systems designed to improve productivity among Hungarian workers are compared. The first, calorie money, was a short-term solution to keep workers properly nourished and hard at work in a capitalist economy in the midst of inflationary chaos at the end of World War II...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 85–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Terman. We show that engineers drew upon economic theories of decision and allocation to improve practical industrial management decisions. Reciprocally, economists found in engineering the tools that they needed to rethink production and growth theory (including linear programming, optimal control...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 168–190.
Published: 01 December 2020
...William Thomas American mathematicians’ contributions to the engineering and production of equipment in World War II included the exploration of ways to improve choices between competing designs and maximize the value of experimental testing of prototypes. After the war, these contributions were...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Luca Fiorito; Massimiliano Vatiero The aim of this article is to assess whether Wesley Clair Mitchell, as a reformer, ever expressed concern over the biological quality of individuals and whether he did somehow share the Progressive Era faith in eugenics as an instrument for improving American...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (1): 21–73.
Published: 01 March 2010
... with the probabilistic nature of the real economic world. One can discern in these documents also that an essential part of Frisch's concept of econometrics as a science was its instrumental role in policy preparation for welfare and improvement of human conditions. Correspondence may be addressed to Olav Bjerkholt...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (4): 601–630.
Published: 01 November 2010
... structures as means to make improvements in society. Second, Director believed that open-minded educators who challenged social injustice and prejudice were essential for social and economic reform. Third, Director adopted the critical and skeptical social philosophy of Thorstein Veblen and H. L. Mencken...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (4): 723–746.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., he thought, that there should be a reform in the composition of wages, abolishing all allowances, to foster the independence of workers and also then willing and productive work. The latter could be the basis of improving material and moral conditions. Correspondence may be addressed to William...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 June 2011
...H. Spencer Banzhaf Economists have tried to incorporate the environment into the economic calculus by incorporating shadow values of environmental improvements into benefit-cost analysis and by designing policies to price pollution. Environmental economists tend to present these practices...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 226–238.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that encouraged team input, improved performance under stress, roughly in line with Hirschman's “psychological attitudes” and willingness to face down difficulties. Correspondence may be addressed to Neil De Marchi, Duke University, at demarchi@econ.duke.edu . Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 299–314.
Published: 01 December 2008
... are human creations, subject to change and improvement, and not manifestations of unchangeable economic laws beyond the reach of human will. Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. 1972 . A Religious History of the American People . New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the level of national welfare and the civic participation the laws have to improve the position of the least advantaged individuals; the constitution has to sanction this principle of justice and it is the task of the legislator to enforce it. Correspondence may be addressed to Fabrizio Simon...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (3): 579–599.
Published: 01 June 2019
... factors, with the residual serving as a measure of total factor productivity growth. His method and results were met equally with praise and criticism. The interrogations around the residual gave rise to an abundant literature from the late 1950s which made it possible to improve the technique...