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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 115–142.
Published: 01 December 2020
... , no. 3 : 263 – 301 . Wulwick Nancy J . 1995 . “ The Hamiltonian Formalism and Optimal Control .” In Measurement, Quantification, and Economic Analysis , edited by Rima Ingrid H. , 406 – 35 . New York : Routledge . Shotgun Weddings in Control Engineering and Postwar...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (1): 39–75.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of European postwar reconstruction and the creation of a new world economic order. Given his deep knowledge and prewar experiences, Italy and France were his first areas of specialization, although Hirschman soon contributed to the analysis of the Marshall Plan, the shaping of the European Payments Union...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 295–314.
Published: 01 December 2014
...William Thomas This article examines certain issues in postwar economic theory and compares them with related issues in the nascent fields of cybernetics, industrial dynamics, and operations research. Because all these fields had close connections to MIT, the comparison provides an opportunity...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2014
... called the Economists’ Papers Project (EPP). Over time that archive has grown and become central to historical research on economics in the postwar period. The papers of Edwin Burmeister, Evsey Domar, Franklin Fisher, Duncan Foley, Lawrence Klein, Franco Modigliani, and Robert Solow, all MIT faculty...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (Supplement): 165–183.
Published: 01 December 1996
...: Allen and Unwin. Sylos Labini , Paolo . 1994a . Carlo Marx: È tempo di un bilancio . Bari: Laterza. Sylos Labini , Paolo . 1994b . Una certa idea dell'economia. Meridiana 20 . Italian Economics through the Postwar Years Pier Luigi Porta Introduction...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (Supplement): 12–30.
Published: 01 December 1996
... of Doctoral Dissertations in Political Economy in American Universities and Colleges. 1971 . American Economic Review 61 ( December ): 990 –1064. United States. Department of Education. 1992 . Digest of Education Statistics . Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. Postwar Changes...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (Supplement): 312–336.
Published: 01 December 1996
... Growth Controversy Revisited. The Review of Economics and Statistics 57 : 516 –17. The Evolution of Postwar Doctrines in Development Economics William Ascher Introduction Development economics has gone through a peculiar evolution over the past fifty years, leaving the field...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Philippe Fontaine The merits of visual images in conveying truths about the social world is widely recognized in social science, but some commentators have suggested the possible inadequacies of postwar economics on that score. Unimpressed by the omnipresence of diagrams in economics, they note...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (3): 491–523.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the French wars (1793-1815) and the postwar period of economic stagnation in Britain. This article is concerned with critically examining Blake’s arguments on the effect of British government war expenditure and taxes on economic activity and price inflation during the wars and then on the role...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (Suppl_1): 161–181.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in this article is to understand how Ramsey's growth model became part of the neoclassical literature on economic growth in the 1950s and 1960s and how Ramsey became a sacred predecessor of this field. In order to better understand the stabilization of Ramsey's growth model in postwar economics, I conduct a JSTOR...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (3): 443–467.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Béatrice Cherrier Jacob Marschak (1898–1977) had an enormous impact on the development of postwar economics, both as an intellectual mentor of Nobel Prize winners such as Kenneth Arrow and Franco Modigliani and as forerunner and institutional organizer of several research programs, most famously...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (4): 679–707.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Raphaël Fèvre This article analyzes the ordoliberal discourse in the early postwar period (1946–50) and the way it gained traction on the political stage. My contention is that the ordoliberals sought to establish a continuity between the economic order of the Nazis and the administration...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 133–164.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of the new tools were conducted in various fields. Focusing on economics and sociology, and in particular on economic theory and social theory, I track these debates across the immediate postwar years. I show that the intensity and location of tool shock varied noticeably in these two disciplines...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (2): 249–270.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and Bloomfield, U.S. overseas missions should loosen constraints on the activity of economic institutions and policy authorities, in order to increase their effectiveness as guarantors of financial stability and promoters of national development. We examine this episode in the light of the U.S. postwar foreign...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Mauro Boianovsky In the late 1970s Paul Samuelson drafted the outline of a paper, never published, with a critical assessment of the theoretical innovations of postwar development economics. He found it a “vital” but essentially “not tractable” subject, with a “voluminous” and “repetitive...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 199–233.
Published: 01 December 2010
... those commonly labeled “neoclassical,” were uninterested, skeptical, and even dismissive of what they took to be an immature and faddish initiative. Gaps in postwar prestige and clashing models of social science contributed to the Ford Foundation's decision to fund economics on a separate track from...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 81–108.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Pedro Garcia Duarte The immediate postwar period witnessed not only a considerable expansion of economics graduate education in the United States but also its reformulation. Graduate education at MIT became more technical, with shorter theses on narrowly defined problems. This occurred as economics...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (suppl_1): 38–67.
Published: 01 December 2013
... process of economic development. The resulting interpretations offered by economists in their popular writings raised public awareness of important, and unavoidable, changes taking place within Britain’s postwar economy. As a consequence of this, the social purpose that underpinned the public...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (2): 265–306.
Published: 01 June 2016
... 1928, 543) when applied to intergenerational comparisons became a technical requirement in dynamic models of either a consumer or a planner deciding the intertemporal allocation of resources. The stabilization of time discounting in postwar economics serves as a case study to understand better...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 272–294.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Marcia L. 1998 . “ Hope for America: American Notions of Economic Planning between Pluralism and Neoclassicism, 1930-1950 .” In From Interwar Pluralism to Postwar Neoclassicism , edited by Morgan Mary S. Rutherford Malcolm . History of Political Economy 30 ( supplement ): 153 – 78...