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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (4): 609–638.
Published: 01 August 2023
...David Skarbek; Emily Skarbek Abstract Analytic narratives combine rational choice theory—often extensive-form, game-theoretic models—and qualitative evidence to understand historical and institutional questions in political economy. This article begins by characterizing the features of analytic...
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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 (2023) 55 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Lucas Casonato Abstract This article investigates how Israel Kirzner approached mainstream economists with his view of the Austrian theory. It discusses the role of narrative elements in Kirzner's theory in his use of stories to illuminate ideas in entrepreneurship, the theory of the firm...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 549–576.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and Morgenstern's game schemes with the use of narratives to turn them into applicable and testable models. As such, those narratives played a crucial role in enabling their transfer and ultimately facilitated the applicability of game-theoretic models in political science. alexandra.quack@uzh.ch herfeld...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 497–521.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Ibanca Anand Abstract This article explores the peculiar approach to narrative argumentation taken by the MIT economist Evsey Domar (1914–97). Combining biography and textual analysis of his academic work reveals that Cold War themes permeated Domar's later research in comparative economic systems...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 395–421.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Mary S. Morgan; Thomas A. Stapleford Abstract Narratives have drawn increasing attention from economists and from historians and philosophers of science. Yet little of that attention has made it into the history of economics itself. This essay reviews some of the salient literature on economic...
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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 (2002) 34 (Suppl_1): 226–244.
Published: 01 December 2002
... . Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman . New York: Little, Brown. Greenhalgh, T., and B. Hurwitz, eds. 1998 . Narrative Based Medicine . London: BMJ Books. Groenewegen, P. 1995 . Soaring Eagle: Alfred Marshall . Aldershot, U.K.: Edward Elgar. Hacking, I. 1995 . Rewriting...
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (Suppl_1): 272–283.
Published: 01 December 2002
.... The Interesting Narrative of a Duke-Trained Historian of Economics, from Prospectus to Ph.D. to Profession; or, How I Learned to Love Weintraub and Start Worrying Stephen Meardon The first part of my title may seem presumptuous,but I intend it to help make a modest point. The “interesting narrative...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 471–496.
Published: 01 June 2023
... economics” or “travelers' tales” to replace or interpret quantitative data. Nutter's book is littered with these tales of Soviet economic activity from Soviet émigrés, foreign visitors, and reports of Soviet citizens. The tales provide a narrative grounding for The Growth of Industrial Production...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 423–446.
Published: 01 June 2023
... with the ceteris paribus strategy Marshall embraced in his Principles , in which an incomplete analysis is improved by adding causal factors, Marshall explored what this article calls a narrative strategy, in which he tried to work out how to integrate a manifold of heterogeneous causal factors into a unified...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (Suppl_1): 117–133.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Meaning of Narratives , edited by Ruthellen Josselson and Amia Lieblich. The Narrative Study of Lives 6. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage. ____. 2006 . Narrative Identity and Narrative Imperialism: A Response to Galen Strawson and James Phelan. Narrative 14 : 180 -87. Fivush, Robyn. 1988...
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Published: 01 June 2023
Figure 1. The causal chains of the researchers' narrative reasoning. More
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 577–608.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Figure 1. The causal chains of the researchers' narrative reasoning. ...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (S1): 133–151.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to exercise a major influence on the developmental imaginary both in the United States and in many other countries. This article examines how modernization theory’s leading progenitor, Walt Whitman Rostow, developed his narrative of modernization to provide a metahistorical theory of development and asserts...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (3): 535–556.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of economics consider that Lucas’s critique led forcefully to an immediate disqualification of the Keynesian macroeconometric approach. This narrative is based on the interpretation of the Lucas critique as a fundamental principle for economic reasoning that was (and still is) logically unquestionable. We...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 1–55.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Pedro Garcia Duarte Monetary economists argue that they adopted quadratic loss functions because the latter delivered easy solutions to complex stochastic models. In that narrative, Simon (1956) and Theil (1957) are mentioned by their proofs that models with quadratic objective functions have...
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Published: 01 June 2023
Figure 6. Fragment of Marshall's large chronological plate of events ( fig. 5 ), showing several of the events (Corn Law repeal, gold discoveries, poor, bad, and good harvests, the Crimean War) that Marshall in Industry and Trade connects in a detailed causal narrative to explain why More
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Published: 01 June 2023
Figure 3. Fragment of page from Marshall's Red Book showing the “causes affecting the price of consols” (government bonds). The curve shows the price of consoles Marshall had copied from Jevons's published chart. Marshall inserted shorthand narratives that suggested causal sequences of events More
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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...