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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 407–423.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Vera Keller This essay situates Wilhelm Schröder’s 1686 Princely Treasury and Exchequer ( Fürstliche Schatzund Rent-Cammer ) within the context of manufacturing projects in London and Vienna and debates over happiness they engaged. Conceptualizations of happiness have been seen as chief differences...
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History of Political Economy 11242709.
Published: 12 April 2024
...Douglas Irwin douglas.irwin@dartmouth.edu The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism . By Sebastian Edwards . Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press , 2023 . 376 pp. $32.00 . Copyright 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 768...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (3): 423–447.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Roger E. Backhouse; Harro Maas This article traces the attempts of W. Rupert Maclaurin to improve the research profile of economics at MIT through establishing a research project on the economics of innovation, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The project is important because it marks...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 449–479.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., showing how its context of discovery conditioned its form, the concepts Arrow used and the way he defined them, and the modeling strategy he employed. We first show that Arrow's work on scale economies was part of a research project carried out with Hollis Chenery on technology and resource allocation...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (4): 677–714.
Published: 01 August 2023
... projects developed in different contexts. As shown in the article, from 1740 to 1757, his relationship to Cantillon's text changed. His first two tries merely abstracted and rewrote the original text of the Essai to adapt it to a general readership. In the early 1750s, motivated by his discussions with his...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 204–227.
Published: 01 December 2019
... expertise to developing countries. It argues that systems analysis constitutes a form of infrastructural knowledge that enabled Soviet scientists to criticize governmental policies, particularly largescale, top-down infrastructure projects. This critique is interpreted as an expression of a new normativity...
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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 (2013) 45 (suppl_1): 20–37.
Published: 01 December 2013
... calculated by his Index Number Institute. Fisher’s simultaneous pursuit of several reform and scientific projects sometimes got in the way of each other, as in 1912 when his campaigns for an international conference on the cost of living and an international society for the promotion of mathematics...
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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 (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 137–159.
Published: 01 December 2012
...José M. Edwards Although involved in projects of influential institutions like the Cowles Commission, the NBER, and the Michigan Survey Research Center, George Katona, the “pioneer student and chief collector of consumer anticipations data” (Tobin 1959, 1), is virtually absent from accounts...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (3): 429–469.
Published: 01 September 2011
...—heredity, selection, fitness, and race—into their religiously motivated project of economic reform. The Social Gospel economists' merger of evolutionary ideas and Protestant belief was enabled by two key features of Progressive Era thought: one, the Social Gospel was itself already (in part...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 363–368.
Published: 01 June 2011
... to full or nearly full employment and healthy growth with a minimum of help from government through public employment, public works projects, or a combination of the two. The evolution is slow, however, making most journalists and economists reluctant to engage in a full-throated appeal for government...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (4): 699–742.
Published: 01 November 2011
... views on knowledge and expectations, led him to abandon his project of developing a definitive version of Austrian business cycle theory. Correspondence may be addressed to Constantinos Repapis, St. Peter's College, Oxford, U.K., OX1 2DL; e-mail: constantinos.repapis@spc.ox.ac.uk . I would like...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 471–492.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Christopher J. Berry We do not find in Smith any programmatic statement about the nature of human nature only, rather, a profuse scattering of remarks. We can, however, be confident that he shared the aspirations of the “Enlightenment project,” within which, indeed, self-awareness of a “conception...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (1): 33–54.
Published: 01 March 2014
... was to build a model of consumer choice, drawing on Gossen, to address what he saw as essential theoretical issues. The completion of the book project took almost twenty years (it was not published until 1983), during which external circumstances and analytical difficulties gradually eroded the initial...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (4): 619–653.
Published: 01 August 2022
.... Initially, the Humphrey-Hawkins bill was conceived as a project to favor the economic integration of African Americans and economic planning and targeted only the unemployment rate. Republican senators successfully pushed for adding a numerical inflation target during the debates in Congress. The act...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 30–51.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., this article argues, is a sine qua non of any reliable history of economics in the communist era. Pioneering projects, publications presenting innovative new approaches, individual careers yielding significant works of domestic and international acclaim were as much dependent on the support and protection...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 253–276.
Published: 01 December 2019
... that structural adjustment began as a clear neoliberal project, I argue that the second and third worlds, in fact, demanded structural adjustment, which, in response, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund sought to realize but in a way fundamentally different from what was demanded. In this article, I...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., this survey analyzes a series of elements within the HOPE literature set, and those related to the broader historiography of economics (i.e., including not only publications, but also conferences, workshops, the development of institutions, and several reactions to this research project). It uses...
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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...