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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (1): 89–121.
Published: 01 March 1977
...C. G. Uhr Economists and policymaking 19304936: Sweden’s experience C. G. Uhr I. Background and Setting It was during the Great Depression that Sweden’s most distinguished economists, Erik Lindahl, Gunnar Myrdal, and Bertil Ohlin-all...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 158–186.
Published: 01 December 2017
... from simply being a passive “tool for decision making,” structured bureaucratic procedures, and formatted the basic concepts of policymaking. In contrast to stories of big theoretical breaks and shifts in economic ideas in the 1970s, the paper finally asks for the continuities of so-called applied...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 292–313.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... Economists, Government, and Economic Policymaking in Israel: From “Crawling Peg” to “Cold Turkey” Yakir Plessner and Warren Young For decades, Israeli academic economists ventured for limited periods of time out of the ivory tower and became economic advisers to top policy- makers. Some of those...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 162–189.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., William P. 1990 . The Intellectual Milieu at the Federal Reserve Board in the 1920s. HOPE 22.3 : 465 -88. Quantity Theory and Needs-of-Trade Measurements and Indicators for Monetary Policymakers in the 1920s Thomas M. Humphrey It is no accident that the age ofmeasurement in economics...
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History of Political Economy 11242677.
Published: 12 April 2024
...://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/yellen20140331a.htm . ADVANCE PUBLICATION Review Essay Janet Yellen, Pioneer and Policymaker Ellen E. Meade Yellen: The Trailblazing Economist Who Navigated an Era of Upheaval. By Jon Hilsenrath. New York: HarperCollins, 2022. xxi; 377 pp. $32.50. Empathy Economics: Janet...
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History of Political Economy 11242685.
Published: 12 April 2024
... of the Phillips Curve in the United Kingdom” would provide a false characterization of the economic literature and claims priority in affirming that UK policymakers did not use the Phillips curve as a menu for policy. It is shown in this reply that Nelson's reading of Cristiano's 2023 article, and more...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (3): 483–505.
Published: 01 June 2022
... Kemmerer's travels helped define him as both an economist and a political economist, observing how Kemmerer acted and reflected on his actions as scientist and policymaker, especially during his first missions. The case of Kemmerer exemplifies how visiting other countries and engaging different realities...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (2): 307–339.
Published: 01 April 2020
... accounting was born out of a governmental project, implemented by institutionalist economists at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) during the interwar period, to manage “the business cycle.” Bridging the literatures on the history of economic policymaking of the interwar period and the postwar...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (3): 561–587.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Moisés Kopper Between 2004 and 2013, an array of social policies converted Brazil into an international showcase of economic growth and income redistribution. Economists, policymakers, politicians and marketers heralded the end of endemic poverty and the incorporation of millions into a newly...
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History of Political Economy 11242717.
Published: 12 April 2024
... policymakers’ pursuit of a perceived long-run inflation/unemployment trade-off. The position advanced in these 2000−2009 papers was that, instead, UK economic policy until 1979 subscribed to a nonmonetary perspective on inflation. This perspective implied UK authorities’ rejection of Phillips-curve-type trade...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 493–504.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Robert B. Ekelund, Jr.; Robert F. Hébert The achievements of Jules Dupuit (1804–1866), French engineer and economist, policymaker and molder of the canon of neoclassical microeconomic theory, are displayed in their entirety through Yves Breton and Gérard Klotz‘s compilation of his collected works...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (4): 545–571.
Published: 01 November 2014
...” research into policy, then it should be evidenced in policy histories that can then serve as a model for influencing reform. The agricultural crisis that followed the First World War serves as an excellent case study through which I explore the role of agricultural economists in the policymaking process...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (4): 785–799.
Published: 01 August 2022
... as formulated by Max Weber. This article maintains that a closer reading of Eucken and Weber reveals the similarity of their positions. Thus, Eucken should be seen as a proponent of the principle of value freedom. At the same time, his treatment of the subject suggests that his (implicit) model of policymaking...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (1): 39–75.
Published: 01 February 2023
... and the Economic Cooperation Administration. In addition to highlighting Hirschman's contributions to several technical aspects of European reconstruction and the restoration of multilateralism, the article shows that during the Fed years, he sharpened his ability to examine processes of policymaking in difficult...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (2): 215–248.
Published: 01 April 2023
... on the unpublished papers of the Council on Prices, Productivity, and Incomes and other published sources, the present article throws fresh light on why the curve paper failed to influence policymaking. At least two reasons may account for this. First, by the late 1950s and early 1960s, works based on inferential...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (4): 537–574.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., the new idea of public spending on education as a form of investment with a demonstrably high rate of return, and the capacity to contribute to the achievement of important national goals, was enthusiastically communicated to the public by opinion leaders, policymakers, and even a president. This paper...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (suppl_1): 20–37.
Published: 01 December 2013
... policymakers and the public what Fisher regarded as the lessons of economic science. Fisher’s dissertation, on general equilibrium analysis, was removed from political debate, but early works such as “The Mechanics of Bimetallism” (1894) and Appreciation and Interest (1896) responded to contemporary agitation...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (3): 577–608.
Published: 01 June 2023
.... They provided alternative versions of a hypothetical future, derived from the research staff's narrative reasoning by which the IMF researchers stitched together qualitative and quantitative assessments, macroeconomic theories, and policy preferences, and presented an instrument to guide policymaking in member...
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History of Political Economy (2024) 56 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 February 2024
... features of the economic research actually produced and used by central banks. This is a blind spot in the thriving literature on central banking. The existing literature usually focuses on the origins and consequences of policy decisions, as well as on the policymakers behind them. 1 It unpacks...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (1): 47–75.
Published: 01 February 2020
... and 1960s marked the heyday of development economics. As the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union intensied, European empires reluctantly ceded power and authority to the dozens of countries in what became known as the Third World. Policymakers in the United States and Europe responded...