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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (2): 361–367.
Published: 01 April 2019
...J. Barkley Rosser, Jr Knowledge We Have Lost in Information: The History of Information in Modern Economics . By Mirowski Philip Nik-Khah Edward . New York : Oxford University Press , 2017 . 312 pp. $34.95 . Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 References...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (1): 127–140.
Published: 01 March 1987
... -209. Some new information on the Rev. T. R. Malthus Thanks to the etl'orts of Malthus' main biographers-Otter ( 1836). Empson ( 1837). Bonar ( 1924). and James ( 1979)-a considerable amount of intormation has already been made available on his life as a clergyman of the Church...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (4): 747–750.
Published: 01 November 1993
... 351 pp. $52.50. Information, Social Relations, and the Economics of High Technology. By Michael Perelman. New York: St. Martin’s, 1991. vii, 242 pp. $49.95. There is a strange fascination to the subject of technology. Academics and intel- lectuals feel licensed to speak or write about...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (4): 679–712.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2000 . The Contributions of the Economics of Information to Twentieth Century Economics. Quarterly Journal of Economics 115.4 : 1441 -78. Tucker, Josiah (Dean). 1749 . A Brief Essay on the Advantages and Disadvantages, Which Respectively Attend France and Great Britain...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (4): 686.
Published: 01 November 1978
...) History of Economic Analysis, a Guide to Information Sources. By William K. Hutchinson. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1976. Pp. 243. $18.00. Men and Ideas in Economics, a Dictionary of World Economists, Past and Present. By Ludwig H. Mai. Totowa, New Jersey...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 168–190.
Published: 01 December 2020
... extended, particularly at the RAND Corporation. Working on such matters, Kenneth Arrow took a keen interest in testing as a paradigm for information gathering in economic decision-making and in encouraging investment in R&D as an information-gathering exercise essential to making informed choices...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (1): 185.
Published: 01 March 1986
... sensitive to this fact, George’s ideas may yet gain some of the respect that Cord believes they deserve. University of Northern Iowa KEN MCCORMICK The visual display of quantitative information. By Edward R. Tufte. Cheshire, Conn. 06410 (Box 430): Graphics Press, 1983. Pp...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (3): 531–545.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... ____. 1885 . La comptabilité: Théorie, pratique, et enseignement . Paris: Librairie Illustrée. Medbery, James Knowles. 1870 . Men and Mysteries of Wall Street . Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co. Preda, Alex. 2004 . Informative Prices, Rational Investors: The Emergence of the Random Walk...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (2): 351–386.
Published: 01 June 2004
... useful suggestions and information. A previous version of this article was presented in November 2000 at a workshop titled“Financial Cultures” organized at the University of Bielefeld,Germany. Agnew, Jean-Christophe. 1986 . Worlds Apart:The Market and the Theater in Anglo-American Thought, 1550...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (2): 243–263.
Published: 01 June 2008
... . L'influence de Gustave de Molinari sur Léon Walras. Cahiers du CERAS 4 (April): 145 -57. ———. 2006 . Information et allocation efficace des ressources dans une économie décentralisée: Organisation des marchés chez Turgot et Gustave de Molinari. Cahiers d'économie politique 50 : 87 -101...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 447–470.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of the long-run growth in fertilizer use by US farmers. In this research Griliches developed theoretical explanations of these phenomena in the form of narratives of rational, profit-seeking people responding to changing circumstances and novel information, and he used these narratives to inform his decisions...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 143–167.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... The shift from “Keynesian economics” to “new classical economics” is based on a shift from a control engineering approach to an information engineering methodology. This “revolution” was even more radical; it also changed the epistemology and ontology of macroeconomics. The ontology of information...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 511–534.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Sylvie Lupton This article highlights the contributions of early economic thought to quality uncertainty. Both Roman law regarding fraud and medieval thinkers (such as Vacarius, Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, and Astesanus of Asti) scrutinized asymmetric information and shared uncertainty...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (4): 593–634.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Claire Wright This article constructs a social network, based on informal seminar attendance, for intellectuals living and working in Vienna in the 1920s. A range of primary and secondary sources has been used to compile a dataset on the duration, operation, and membership of informal seminars...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (1): 1–38.
Published: 01 March 2013
... how the shared identification of uncertainty as a major problem, their similar interpretation of rationality as the ability to select and use relevant information, and their embrace of certain methodological norms for the construction of economic theory (that it should be empirically grounded...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 180–203.
Published: 01 December 2019
... planning. This innovative approach, very different from the styles of reasoning in mathematical economics of his time, was grounded in his work on pattern recognition and informed by a cybernetic vision of control as information processing and communication in complex systems. From Pattern Recognition...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 113–138.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Mary S. Morgan This article investigates the role played by narrative in drawing inferences from statistics before the adoption of formal inference regimes in economics. Two well-known, and exemplary, cases of informal inference provide the materials. Nikolai Kondratiev’s struggles to make...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (1): 183–200.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the Talmud's differential valuation of the same asset by multiple claimants. Modern contingent claims analysis is able to explain differential valuation by invoking market imperfections such as transactions costs and asymmetric information. We conjecture that market imperfections lie behind the Talmud's...
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History of Political Economy 10875101.
Published: 17 August 2023
...Maria Grafström Abstract In this article, I explore how economic information was turned into newsworthy content in Sweden during the 1960s and 1970s. Professional norms and identities of “business journalists” were during the 1960s yet to be developed, and there were concerns raised whether issues...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (1): 111–150.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the price mechanism as an emergent property of the social system that is formed when people's (inter)actions are governed by a set of norms that includes both the formal rules of property and tort and contract law, and also informal norms of honesty and promise keeping. However, while several scholars have...