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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 511–534.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Sylvie Lupton This article highlights the contributions of early economic thought to quality uncertainty. Both Roman law regarding fraud and medieval thinkers (such as Vacarius, Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, and Astesanus of Asti) scrutinized asymmetric information and shared uncertainty...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (1): 83–102.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Yates, Frances A. 1964 . Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Duke University Press 2000 04.Hope32.1.Finkelstein 5/1/00 10:50 AM Page 83 Nicholas Barbon and the Quality of Infinity...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (2): 387–400.
Published: 01 June 2004
... : 429 -44. Wicksteed, P. [1910] 1957 . The Common Sense of Political Economy . London: Macmillan. Wieser, F. von. 1892 . The Theory of Value. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 3 : 600 -628. From Pain Cost to Opportunity Cost: The Eclipse of the Quality...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (suppl_1): 309–328.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Thomas A. Stapleford Prior to the 1960s most American economists rejected hedonic techniques as a solution to the problem of quality change in price indexes. I argue that behind that judgment lay a deeper conceptual divide over how best to define and assess product quality: through expert testing...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 345–370.
Published: 01 December 2001
...H. Spencer Banzhaf Quantifying the Qualitative: Quality-Adjusted Price Indexes in the United States, 1915–61 H. Spencer Banzhaf While economists had taken up questions of the best way to calculate an index of the “average level of prices” in the nineteenth century, the increased...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (Suppl_1): 25–70.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Judy L. Klein Duke University Press 2000 Arrow, Kenneth J. 1957 . Statistics and Economic Policy. Econometrica 25.4 : 523 -31. ____. 1958 . Utilities, Attitudes, Choices: A Review Note. Econometrica 26.1 : 1 -23. AT&T. 1989 . A History of Quality Control and Assurance...
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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 (2021) 53 (1): 35–56.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Luca Fiorito; Massimiliano Vatiero The aim of this article is to assess whether Wesley Clair Mitchell, as a reformer, ever expressed concern over the biological quality of individuals and whether he did somehow share the Progressive Era faith in eugenics as an instrument for improving American...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 February 2021
... representation of inventors. We argue that Gilfillan’s elitism can be explained by his lifelong support of eugenics, which he also used in his policy prescriptions to increase the “quality” of inventors. Engaging with Gilfillan’s adoption of eugenics is indispensable to understand his approach to inventors...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 461–478.
Published: 01 June 2021
... for industrialization in order to promote economic development: (1) manufacturing had a highly differentiated division of labor; (2) manufacturing was an innovation- intensive activity; (3) manufacturing was a science-based activity; and (4) manufacturing cultivated people’s psychological qualities which were required...
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History of Political Economy 293–323.
Published: 26 August 2021
... in this journal, the emphasis here is on the relation between indirect and direct inference pertaining to both methods, and the challenges that contingent valuation, as a method of direct inference, poses to the quality of a questionnaire and the possibilities of educating respondents in making a reasoned choice...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 127–151.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of technologically differentiated industries, ordered by their priority for receiving scarce high-quality goods. The forced development of the economy is its qualitative differentiation, which over time creates inherent structural imperatives for large-scale reorderings of that priority hierarchy, lest the phenomena...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 143–171.
Published: 01 January 1997
... University Press 1998 Putting a Different Spin on QALYs: Beyond a Sociological Critique Joshua Cohen In their Health and Efficiency: A Sociology of Health Economics, Mal­ colm Ashmore, Michael Mulkay, and Trevor Pinch ( a m p ) devote several chapters to the concept of quality-adjusted life...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (2): 297–315.
Published: 01 June 1999
.... Such solutions are not available for teaching and preach- ing, which Smith identified as experience goods and credence goods, respectively. As we now know, and as Smith understood rather well, serious moral hazard and quality assessment problems afflict such goods and their production-preaching...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (4): 589–616.
Published: 01 November 2004
... : 200 -209. Allen, Robert Loring. 1993 . Irving Fisher:A Biography . Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell. Antler, Joyce. 1987 . Lucy Sprague Mitchell:The Making of a Modern Woman .New Haven: Yale University Press. Banzhaf, H. Spencer. 2001 . Quantifying the Qualitative: Quality-Adjusted Price...
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History of Political Economy (1974) 6 (1): 109–113.
Published: 01 March 1974
... in the areal distribution of supply sources, Cheysson developed a model in which the choice of road-paving materials (stones) of dif- ferent durability and different costs is resolved mathematically (Fig. 1). One type of stone, designated “domestic,” is of lesser quality as a road surface...
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History of Political Economy (1984) 16 (2): 233–253.
Published: 01 June 1984
... the firm and the entrepreneur were as- signed roles of essential passivity. Quality was assumed away as homo- geneous and not in need of explanation; price was assigned to the firm by the market; the firm had but to adjust quantity so as to equate marginal revenue and marginal cost. All business...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (4): 679–712.
Published: 01 November 2007
... and accumulation of knowledge, the coordination of economic activity, the problem of incentives, and the prob- lem of quality. Its organization is as follows. The fi rst section briefl y exam- ines early views on the role of knowledge in economic development. The second section deals with the information...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (1): 183–200.
Published: 01 March 2008
.... Based on exegeses of biblical verses, the Talmud concludes that in the case of loans, the land must be of the highest quality, whereas tort damages are paid in land of medium quality. Since quality is capitalized in the value of the land, it should make no difference whether land of a particular...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (1): 135–162.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... 1988 . On “Gestalt Qualities.” In Foundations of Gestalt Theory ,edited by B. Smith, 82 -123. Vienna: Philosophia Verlag. Fabian, Reinhard, and Peter M. Simons. 1986 . The Second Austrian School of Value Theory. In Austrian Economics:Historical and Philosophical Background , edited by Wolfgang...