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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 (2023) 55 (3): 577–608.
Published: 01 June 2023
... countries. The article points to four different functions of narrative in economic reasoning: as a sense-making technology, as a tool of persuasion, to fill in gaps and correct quantitative reasoning, and to link alternative policy measures to changes in parameters and variable inputs in complex econometric...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 June 2023
... debates with mainstream economists. Thus, narratives were powerful tools for dialoguing with Kirzner's ideas, mainly because they are not limited to the rigid criteria of scientific validation. His example makes narratives especially useful for heterodox approaches. The author wishes to thank...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (S1): 303–322.
Published: 01 December 2018
... that mental models—categories, concepts, narratives, and worldviews—profoundly influence our decision making by unconsciously shaping what we perceive and the “toolbox” of strategies we draw on to respond. Many researchers have connected this idea to economic development, yet they rarely identify their work...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (S1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2022
... absence of women and gender in the mainstream of the field. Three approaches to the history of women and economics are delineated: making visible women economists, outlining the impact of including women in a broader narrative about economics, and analyzing gender metaphors in economic thought. We...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 395–421.
Published: 01 June 2023
... conceived as Ingrao's “learned narrative prose.” What makes economic narratives persuasive? Of course, persuasive means are partly matters of broader cultures of writing and argumentation, which vary between places and have changed over time, so there is surely no one answer but many histories to be traced...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 327–342.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Persons, Warren M. See also Harvard narrative making, 119 20, 136 37 narrative reasoning, 116, 119. Committee on Economic Research; Harvard Index of See also Malthus, Thomas General Business Conditions Robert; narrative inference consulting work, 155 56 National Bureau of Economic forecasting, 142 47, 156...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (Suppl_1): 117–133.
Published: 01 December 2007
... to posit that we draw on models of identity as we go about the business of making our selves, whether in our lives or in writing about them; it is much more challenging, however, to specify how this process works. In what follows I want to approach this problem by way of narrative identity. I begin...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 170–197.
Published: 01 December 2016
...- enstein 2012, 647). Such narratives make no reference whatsoever to con- trol, nor do they mention the connections between William James, func- tional psychology, and behaviorism. “Behaviorism” as in the Standard (in/out) History of Economics and Psychology This narrative about “behaviorism” has...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 497–521.
Published: 01 June 2023
... account makes it easy to think not just about contingencies, but also about possibilities, and counterfactuals” (Morgan and Wise 2017 : 2). By invoking speculative and historical narratives in his academic work, as resources to think and as vehicles to explain, Domar arrived at suppositions...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 471–496.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and makes it scientifically meaningful. Nutter's book is not theoretical, and it makes few references to anything that could be described as theory. It is an empirical work, compiling and explaining economic data in the NBER tradition that Tjalling Koopmans called “measurement without theory.” Narrative...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (Suppl_1): 154–171.
Published: 01 December 2007
... other way” (Hinckley 1969).22 The point we are making here is one of community and identity. Par- ticipants’ narratives of their lives register the formation of a radical eco- nomics identity, which sustains the community that is URPE. The life histories that radicals tell reveal...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (4): 775–776.
Published: 01 November 2006
... together. For me, the most intuitively satisfying specifi cation of intuition 776 Book Reviews I found was Herbert Simonʼs. Simon sees intuition as pattern recognition from very little data. Intuition is the pattern-making process that the mind uses to create pic- tures from small amounts of data...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (4): 776–778.
Published: 01 November 2006
... for a structure to put the various meditations together. For me, the most intuitively satisfying specifi cation of intuition 776 Book Reviews I found was Herbert Simonʼs. Simon sees intuition as pattern recognition from very little data. Intuition is the pattern-making process that the mind uses to create...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (4): 778–780.
Published: 01 November 2006
... the various meditations together. For me, the most intuitively satisfying specifi cation of intuition 776 Book Reviews I found was Herbert Simonʼs. Simon sees intuition as pattern recognition from very little data. Intuition is the pattern-making process that the mind uses to create pic- tures from...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (4): 781–783.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of intuition 776 Book Reviews I found was Herbert Simonʼs. Simon sees intuition as pattern recognition from very little data. Intuition is the pattern-making process that the mind uses to create pic- tures from small amounts of data; intuition connects the dots. In an information-rich environment...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (4): 609–638.
Published: 01 August 2023
... in the varied responses to Analytic Narratives is about the unique role of qualitative evidence in the study of institutions. When Bates et al. ( 1998 ) make causal claims based on analytic narratives, it is not done so on the basis of statistical identification with “thin” quantitative data, but from deep...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 447–470.
Published: 01 June 2023
... response to this disappointment was not to question his “market potential” narrative. Instead, he questioned the quality of the match between his empirical measures and the concepts of the narrative, arguing that his narrative involved seed companies making decisions about the order in which to enter...
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History of Political Economy (1998) 30 (4): 683–686.
Published: 01 November 1998
... , A. [1899] 1992 . The Folly of Amateur Speculators Makes the Fortunes of Professionals: The Wiles of Some Professionals. In Marshall on Speculation, by M. Dardi and M. Gallegati. HOPE 23.3 : 571 -93. Skidelsky , R. 1992 . John Maynard Keynes: The Economist as Saviour, 1920–1937 . London...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 February 2022
... then to understand the absence of economists and economics from The Free World? The best answer probably lies in Menand s style of storytelling. He creates his narrative line by crosscutting from one person to another, often making unexpected leaps from one figure to another. For instance, after a long development...