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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (3): 763–765.
Published: 01 September 1992
...Sandra J. Peart Margaret Schabas. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990. 192 pp. Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Book Reviews 763 A World Ruled by Number: William Stanley Jevons and the Rise of Mathe- matical...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 57–85.
Published: 01 December 2001
... University Press. Zimbalist, Sidney E. 1977 . Historic Themes and Landmarks in Social Welfare Research . New York:Harper. Make a Righteous Number: Social Surveys, the Men and Religion Forward Movement, and Quantification in American Economics Bradley W. Bateman As Theodore Porter suggests...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (4): 789–790.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Benjamin Mitra-Kahn Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP . By Lepenies Philipp . New York : Columbia University Press , 2016 . xiv; 208 pp. $29.99 . ...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (3): 529–531.
Published: 01 September 1996
...Philip Mirowski Theodore Porter. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1995. xiv, 310 pp. $24.95. Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 References Forman , Paul. 1995 . Review of Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life. Science...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (3): 657–687.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 References Aldrich , J. 1987 . Jevons as Statistician: the Role of Probability. Manchester School 55 . 3 ( September ): 233 -57. Allen , R. D. G. 1975 . Index Numbers in Theory and Practice . London: Macmillan. Black , R. D...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 86–110.
Published: 01 December 2001
... . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. ____. 1995 . Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life . Princeton, N.J.:Princeton University Press. Summers, Lawrence H. 1991 . The Scientific Illusion in Empirical Macroeconomics. Scandinavian Journal of Economics 93.2...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 313–344.
Published: 01 December 2001
... ,edited by Henry Andrew Bumstead and Ralph Gibbs Van Name. New York:Dover. Chipman, John S., Leonid Hurwicz, Marcel K. Richter, and Hugo F. Sonnenschein, eds. 1971 . Preferences, Utility, and Demand. New York: Harcourt Brace. Diewert, W. E. 1998 . Index Numbers. In vol. 2 of The New Palgrave...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (4): 655–686.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Victor Cruz-e-Silva; Felipe Almeida Abstract The systematic emergence of the test approach to index numbers took place in the early 1920s, a period marked by pluralism in American economics. Promoted by Irving Fisher, the test approach to index numbers aimed to select a universally valid, ideal...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 227–258.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Aashish Velkar Index numbers are indirect measurements as well as composite quantities that present particular inferential challenges to the measurer and their intended audiences. The early history of the use of index numbers in British economics (ca. 1860–1914) shows that making inferences using...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 212–230.
Published: 01 January 1997
... by the Numbers: The Balance Sheet in Late-Victorian Financial Journalism Timothy L. Albom Since at least the time of W. S. Jevons and Alfred Marshall, economists have recurrently found themselves caught between the conflicting virtues of empirical fit and formal rigor. When the goal to describe...
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Published: 01 December 2022
, the JPE , the QJE , or REStud during the relevant decade. Nodes represent individual authors; the size of a node reflects the number of coauthoring relationships (regardless of coauthor gender) an author has in the data. Authors of the same gender who coauthor with each other are connected by a line More
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (3): 539–560.
Published: 01 June 2020
.... This change of definition was closely associated with changes in the preferred measurement of development, from average income (based on national income accounting) to the proportion of the population holding certain characteristics of what it meant to live in poverty (instantiated in various index number...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 113–138.
Published: 01 December 2021
... inferences about the existence of his “long waves” from heaps of statistics in the 1920s contrast sharply with Thomas Robert Malthus’s confident account of demographic-economic oscillations made on the basis of the limited numbers available in the late eighteenth century. Comparison of their inferential...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (S1): 193–210.
Published: 01 December 2018
... relatively simple to relatively complex measurement systems. This article charts these changes using both the oral interview histories and retrospective book accounts given by those involved with the United Nations Development Programme and offers an analysis of their “political economy of numbers...
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Published: 01 December 2022
Figure 2. The rise in coauthorship. Top row of graphs show the percentage of exclusively male-authored papers published each year that are solo-authored, coauthored by two authors, and coauthored by three or more authors. In the second row of graphs, the first graph plots the absolute number More
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (3): 445–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Pedro Garcia Duarte Frank Plumpton Ramsey was a Cambridge mathematician who produced profound work in logic, philosophy, mathematics and economics in the first-half of the twentieth century. He died at the age of twenty six, in 1930, and his contributions, despite being few in number, have been...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (2): 267–295.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to a limited number of primary elements. Moreover, Hohfeld's schema appeared to be consistent with Commons's general methodological and psychological commitments. On the other hand, Commons's forging of the “transaction” as the elementary unit of economic analysis can be seen as an attempt to go beyond Hohfeld...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (4): 743–763.
Published: 01 November 2011
... inextricably linked to it. This inexplicable omission has led to an incomplete understanding of the logical construction of Ricardo's numerical example, as well as to the misinterpretation of the four numbers as unitary labor costs. With an accurate understanding of Ricardo's numerical example and the logical...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 443–474.
Published: 01 September 2013
... itself felt and could lead to a rethinking of some of the theoretical foundations of modern financial theory. This new player is econophysics. Econophysics is a very recent movement that is beginning to interest increasing numbers of financial practitioners. To date, no history of econophysics has been...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 475–504.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Gilbert L. Skillman A long-standing puzzle in the history of Marxian economic thought concerns Marx’s decision to omit the draft chapter titled “Results of the Immediate Process of Production” from the published version of volume 1 of Capital . A number of authors have explored this puzzle without...