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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 March 2016
... understanding of the methodological debates taking place during the early decades of the last century and to shed new light on the inherently pluralistic character of US interwar economics. The first section outlines Knight's methodological views as presented in his early works; the second section discusses...
History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (4): 609–638.
Published: 01 August 2023
... and economic history. Based on the initial responses and subsequent methodological debates, four criticisms of analytic narratives are discussed: those based on claims to originality, the value of rational choice theory, case studies and external validity, and the merits of qualitative evidence. As the article...
History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (1): 119–150.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Rosario Patalano This article discusses the contribution made by Francesco Fuoco (1774–1841) to the methodological debate in the early nineteenth century. In opposition to Say’s view, Fuoco defended the validity of the deductive method in economic analysis, upholding the mathématique sociale...
History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 46–70.
Published: 01 December 2012
... departments, the Imperial Free Economic Society, and the zemstvo . This is then followed by an analysis of debates that occurred over observational methodology between various Russian economists such as A. I. Chuprov, A. A. Chuprov, D. I. Mendeleev, and A. V. Chayanov, and a consideration of the use...
History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (1): 113–155.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... Thurstone’s experiment was the occasion for a debate on the status of indifference curves and more broadly on the role of experiments within the theory of choice. It would lead economists (such as Georgescu-Roegen, Wallis, Friedman, and Samuelson) to clarify the methodological foundations of the theory...
History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (3): 405–436.
Published: 01 September 2017
... theoretical and methodological debates of the postwar period. While Harrod’s contri- butions were extensively debated by macroeconomists between the late 1940s and the 1960s, and by historians of economics ever since, Domar’s articles have attracted only scattered attention, usually from the limited...
History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (4): 631–666.
Published: 01 December 2017
... through direct political support. A prerequisite for this mercantilist perspective was monetary stabilization, since a weak and instable currency was the main obstacle to commercial integration. In the Neapolitan political debate on monetary reform, Trojano Spinelli’s essay Riflessioni politiche sopra...
History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (4): 675–681.
Published: 01 November 1986
... economics in graduate school and who have little training or interest in philosophy, find the ar- guments of methodologists to be rather tiresome. Instead of helping us to understand what economics is all about, methodological debate too often ends up as a confusing cacophony of competing claims...
History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (3): 449–470.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Antonella Rancan The Keynesian and Monetarist debate of the 1960s and 1970s has been mainly reconstructed starting from the contributions of leading Keynesian economists, on the one side, and Milton Friedman on the other. Even if the empirical character of the controversy has been recognized...
History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (4): 601–669.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Yann Giraud Newcomers to the history of economics are often exposed to several texts that try to define the subject, make a case for its usefulness, and present the various methods one can use to establish historical claims. Such pieces introduce a number of methodological divides, for instance...
History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (1): 85–116.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to recent debates about the methodological foundations of rational choice theory among experimental psychologists, behavioral economists, neuroeconomists, and others. The second purpose of this article is to use material from the Paul Samuelson archives to help us understand how Samuelson, the originator...
History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 247–264.
Published: 01 June 2014
... in the contents of chapter 1, where Menger dealt with social needs and social goods. I consider this specific contribution of Menger a natural development of his methodological research on the nature of institutions. Finally, I contextualize the story of the missed reprint and translation in the debate about...
History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (suppl_1): 140–165.
Published: 01 December 2011
... by experimenting with tools and elements in the model-building process and which led him finally to accept the recursive methodology represented by Herman Wold. We also discuss Liu's theoretical and empirical concerns for econometric models that spurred his involvement in a series of debates against the Cowles...
History of Political Economy (1989) 21 (4): 635–639.
Published: 01 November 1989
... in methodological debates, it will be argued that such kind of criticism may alternatively regard either the applicability of the methodological approach chosen by the method- ologist (and taken for granted by the critic) to the appraised piece of eco- nomic theory, or the correctness (in itself...
History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (4): 773–775.
Published: 01 November 1991
... description of the ensuing methodological debate between the proponents of the Cowles program and supporters of the approach adopted by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Each side accused the other of “mea- surement without theory,” and both employed the work of Haavelmo to support...
History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (5): 1002–1005.
Published: 01 October 2022
... of Chinese archival sources during the last two decades, Ghosh uses administrative records, letters, newspapers, internal reports, and journals (supplemented by several oral histories) to reconstruct a rich and revealing history of both PRC statistical agencies and the theoretical and methodological debates...
History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (4): 683–686.
Published: 01 November 1986
... ‘realities,’ as witnessed by the seemingly interminable methodological debates in the ‘theory of the firm’ and macroeconomics. The price paid by the insistence on analytical coherence and restriction has been the increasing difficulty of using economic theory to explain empirical phe...
History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 1990
... and his econometric models. The methodological debate related to these models is exhaustively summarized, and the chapter treats both the fundamental debate between Tinbergen, Keynes, and others about the possibilities of modeling a whole economy and the more technical aspects of estimation analyzed...
History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (1): 204–207.
Published: 01 March 1992
... common problems, presents common features and com- mon procedures. It is on these aspects that a fruitful cooperation between scientists working in different areas can take place. The abun- dance of papers on methodological debates presented at the annual meetings of the H. E. S.-instead...
History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (5): 951–954.
Published: 01 October 2021
... compared to other published and unpublished sources. More importantly, these archives reveal, beyond the methodological debate, an opposition of character, where politics plays a central role. Ford officials were prone to associate Virginia economists with conservatives. For his part, Buchanan considered...