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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 163–181.
Published: 01 March 2009
... E. Earl, 225 -72. Aldershot: Edward Elgar. One Analogy Can Hide Another: Physics and Biology in Alchian’s “Economic Natural Selection” Clément Levallois Historiography has placed Armen Alchian’s “Uncertainty, Evolution, and Economic Theory” (1950) at the crossroads of two...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (4): 761–763.
Published: 01 November 2005
.... . 1914. The Credit Theory of Money. Banking Law Journal 31:151–68. Ingham, Geoffrey. 2004. The Nature of Money. Cambridge, U.K.: Polity Press. Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics. By An- drew Warwick. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. 520 pp. $29.00...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (4): 723–752.
Published: 01 November 1999
...” of the European Society for the History of Economics (Rotterdam, February 1995), where I presented a first version of the article. Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 References Boumans , Marcel 1993 . Paul Ehrenfest and Jan Tinbergen: A Case of Limited Physics Transfer. HOPE 25...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (2): 211–227.
Published: 01 June 1982
.... History of Politicul Economy 14:2 0 1982 by Duke University Press Value and physical capital in Wicksell’s durable goods model Larry W. Sarnuelson I. Introduction Contemporary economics literature often finds the work...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (3): 509–510.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Royall Brandis Ching-Yao Hsieh and Meng-Hua Ye. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 1992. 212 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $16.95. Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Book Reviews Economics, Philosophy, and Physics. By Ching-Yao Hsieh and Meng-Hua Ye. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (4): 683–685.
Published: 01 November 1978
...- theless, somewhat repetitive and could have profited from tighter editing. Columbia University PAULJ. MCNULTY The Social Physics of Adam Smith. By Vernard Foley. West Lafayette, In- diana: Purdue University, 1976. Pp. 265. $I 1.95. Professor Foley’s work...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 45–53.
Published: 01 January 1993
... by Duke University Press 1993 What’s So Wrong with Physics Envy? Margaret Schabas As a contribution to the history and philosophy of economics, Philip Mirowski’s More Heat than Light has justly achieved much recognition. Few scholars have swept over so much material...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 131–156.
Published: 01 January 1993
...Marcel Boumans Marcel Boumans lectures on philosophy and history of economics at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of A Case of Limited Physics Transfer: Jan Tinbergen’s Resources for Reshaping Economics (1992). Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Paul...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 221–248.
Published: 01 January 1993
... in Economics: An Interpretation beyond Physics Arjo Klamer The cultivated man of today is gradually turning away from natural things, and life is becoming more and more abstract.— Piet Mondrian, 1919 Yes, 1932 was a great time to be born as an economist. The sleeping...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (4): 709–740.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Thomas Michael Mueller In 1881, Francis Ysidro Edgeworth attempted to provide a solid psychological basis for utility measurement. I will show that Edgeworth’s main struggle was to provide a possible measurement scale for a feeling—pleasure—using some kind of physical magnitude that would have...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 177–210.
Published: 01 June 2014
... in the earliest writings on the subject, notably by Plato. The evolution of the monetary system led to the emergence of metals as the dominant form of money owing to their well-known qualities of durability, homogeneity, divisibility, and the like. Yet, these physical qualities actually relate to market...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 7–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... The second, technical norms, was a long-term project initiated by the socialist state to design norms based on workers’ physical capacity in order to extract the greatest amount of effort most efficiently. In both cases, wages were set according to the level of exertion expended by the worker, not by output...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 115–142.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and physical analogues to model the economy, realize the promise of stability of employment and prices, and avoid another depression similar to that of the 1930s. By the early 1970s Paul Samuelson and the rational expectations theorists were primed to be receptive to a second, Cold War shotgun wedding...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (1): 21–73.
Published: 01 March 2010
... on the theory and methods of econometrics given by Frisch at the Poincaré Institute at the University of Paris in 1933, as well as extensive lecture notes from Yale University in 1930. These largely unknown documents elaborate on Frisch's scientific views, how he aimed at modeling economics on physics...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (3): 451–468.
Published: 01 September 2017
... are not the center of the moral universe. In contemporary presentations and popularizations of astronomical theories the realization is that literally we, on Earth, are not the center of the physical universe. Adam Smith's theory of moral development, and therefore his moral defense of commercial societies, seems...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 83–117.
Published: 01 January 1993
... 1993 Part 2 Economic Problems and Mathematical Formalism Neoclassical Economics as Mathematical Metaphysics Jack Birner Scholars disagree about the origin of the name of Aristotle’s book Meta­ physics. Does it refer to the content of the book, “that which goes beyond physics...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 157–174.
Published: 01 January 1993
... that has haunted the history of economics for some time now: How to explain this continual reference in economics to alien sciences such as physics? I admit, my interpretation of the Mirowski thesis is not quite as far-reaching as the inventor would prefer: according to Mirowski...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 443–474.
Published: 01 September 2013
... a Solid Science? ” Acta Physica Polonica B 34 ( 1 ): 87 – 133 . Callen Earl Shapiro Don . 1974 . “ A Theory of Social Imitation .” Physics Today 12 ( 2 ): 23 – 28 . Carr Peter Geman Hélyette Madan Dilip B. Yor Marc . 2002 . “ The Fine Structure of Asset...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 303–312.
Published: 01 December 2001
... will simply identify some of the issues andprovide some of the references which can more fully indicate the nature of the claim. From Geometric Certainty to Physical Representation The first change in the image of mathematics was basedon a new con- ception of what mathematical truth might mean...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 202–220.
Published: 01 January 1993
... claims, referred to in the epigraphs above. The first is that a major de­ terminant of the outcome of the Cambridge capital controversies was the conflict between two economic value theories, each appropriated from a different physics theory— the classical substance theory...