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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 343–351.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Economists in American between the Wars . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Conclusions: The Identity of Economics—Image and Reality Roger E. Backhouse and Philippe Fontaine The self-image of economics revolves around its separation from the other social sciences on the grounds...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 270–293.
Published: 01 December 2020
... by encouraging research collaboration, sharing ideas, and freely moving across various disciplines. Realities of Formalization: How Soviet Scholars Moved from Control Engineering to the General Theory of Choice Ivan Boldyrev 1. Introduction: Being among Soviet Engineers Postwar Soviet Union was, in a sense...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (3): 515–527.
Published: 01 September 1993
.... Gustav Cassel’s Scientific Innovations: Claims and Realities Paul A. Samuelson 1. Contamination of the Record H. L. Mencken, as a prank, published the notion that it was President Martin Van Buren who first introduced a bathtub into the White House. Despite determined denials...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (1): 127–128.
Published: 01 March 1996
... by the non-economists. Our dilemma may be that a small interdisciplinary step is impossible; a large one is unmanageable. Royal1 Brandis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Aspirations and Realities: A Documentary History of Economic Development Policy in Ireland...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (4): 741–772.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., and general shortages of products. At the same time, they contributed significantly to the diffusion and updating in Spain of the economic thought of foreign authors. Many of the ideas proposed by Torres and included in these prologues became a reality with the Stabilization Plan in 1959, which meant...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (5): 925–946.
Published: 01 October 2020
... substantial evidence to refute the widespread but mistaken view that, for Say, money was only a medium of exchange. In reality, not only did Say analyze long-term and short-term hoarding, but more generally, Say did envisage that money could serve as a store of value. In particular, three motives could lead...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 31–58.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Amy Sue Bix Standard histories of economic thought portray Paul Samuelson’s 1948 Economics textbook as the first serious attempt at teaching economics to young engineers. In reality, many other professors, both in economics and engineering, had extensively addressed that issue before World War II...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 16–43.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of utility. Contemporary critics of rational choice theory take this naturalized image of the economic agent as its bogeyman, ignoring the social infrastructure that brought this agent, thinking as a merchant, into existence. The idea that we calculate captures a sociohistorical reality, rather than...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (1): 41–89.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Principles and Industry and Trade are obviously and significantly influential for Robinson and Robertson. Marshall’s memorable, if not definitive, phrase “tendency to variation” not only reflects the dynamic nature of business reality but the essence of strategy, which Porter aptly stated is firms “being...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2017
... political economy even in a period of massive economic transformation, when classical analysis was widely deemed unable to account for the new reality of US industrial life. Correspondence may be addressed to Nicola Giocoli, Department of Law, University of Pisa, nicola.giocoli@unipi.it . I thank...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (3): 521–546.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., fictions, as thought-experiments or models, are used to capture and depict essential elements of economic reality. This approach is evident in the work of François Quesnay and central to that of Adam Smith, setting the mold for later economic thinkers. Correspondence may be addressed to Michael H...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (4): 595–611.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Francisco L. Lopes This paper tackles the puzzle of Ricardo's stubborn commitment to a labor theory of value that he himself saw as no more than an approximation to reality and which was heavily opposed by Malthus, his most respected contemporary. We show it is wrong to think that the theory...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 417–422.
Published: 01 June 2011
... that the method of abstraction necessary for economics to study aggregate trends is out of touch with the full reality of human life, that it projects this narrow vision into the world and that it can therefore foster practices based on an artificial account of humanity. Strange as this may seem given our...
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History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (3): 560–565.
Published: 01 September 1991
... that utility is not quantifiable (137, 170, 169). Alfred Marshall also dissented from the mechanical analogy, asserting the importance of dynamics, time, evolution, and a biological analogy (220). Thus the perception grew that theory could not be related to reality by mechanical analogies. What...
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History of Political Economy (1979) 11 (1): 117–146.
Published: 01 March 1979
....” is the Reason from concrete particu- Reality is “for Man”; Reality Materialism: Matter ulti- Epistemology mate universal, undergoing dia- lar reality to general universals; is also Nature. Humanism...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 1982
...., how theory is related to reality. Indeed, the development in economic theory in the last two centuries does not seem to have been accompanied by an equivalent increase in our un- derstanding of how this theoretical construct bears on reality.’ Al- though many modern social theorists like...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (S1): 263–288.
Published: 01 December 1990
... essences and essential structures do not themselves change or develop implies in addition that historical change is a matter, not of changes in the basic building blocks of reality, but ofchanges in the patterns of their exemplification and in the ways in which they come together to form more complex...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 221–248.
Published: 01 January 1993
... Klamer Figure 1 the mantle of science purport to have a grip on reality, including its future. The oddities and the frustrated expectations demand a story. It has to be a story that accounts for the values and strategies that produce the ab­ stract pictures and models...
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History of Political Economy (1969) 1 (2): 256–278.
Published: 01 June 1969
... between judgments and what was to be discovered in the real world. Nevertheless, argued Peirce, there were no qualities in the world that were so hidden as to be unavailable to the scrutiny of science. The character of reality was no deeper than what was acces- sible to scientific...
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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (2): 296–298.
Published: 01 June 1980
... the historical enthusiasms of the people and the operative realities of politics. He argues that a knowledge of the constitutional philosophy in its valid form is essential for an empirical science of politics. Furthermore, a careful consideration of the sources of constitution- alism is necessary...