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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (2): 219–226.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., a legal- governmental construct through and through, and its establishment and maintenance a clear-cut instance of governmental “activism.” Smith’s broad-based conception of the economic role of government is made clear when one pays attention, first, to what Smith has to say about government...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 393–423.
Published: 01 December 2005
... will be, and not whether there should be a law. Once again, such looks like governmental activism, un- less the new law resembles our concept of the natural order of things. The belief that some laws or programs provide a greater or more sig- nificant economic role for government is a matter of selective percep...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 145–174.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Stephen Meardon How TRIPs Got Legs: Copyright, Trade Policy, and the Role of Government in Nineteenth-Century American Economic Thought Stephen Meardon The cause of free trade was advanced successfully in Britain to achieve the repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846, the removal of other...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 333–354.
Published: 01 December 2005
...António Almodovar; José Luís Cardoso Corporatism and the Economic Role of Government António Almodovar and José Luís Cardoso In the interwar years several different conceptions of what a proper eco- nomic system should look like emerged, producing a rationale for a more significant...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 174–198.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and greater demand for responsive government, voluntary exchange theory emerged in the 1880s as a competitor to models that represented government as a monolithic decision maker. That voluntary exchange has faded out of the public finance literature belies the role it served launching the public goods debate...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (5): 901–934.
Published: 01 October 2019
... thus identified several exceptions to free international trade that justified government intervention in the form of restrictions on imports and public subsidies to domestic industries. Going beyond Adam Smith’s arguments for protective tariffs, Say maintained that government could play a role...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 147–173.
Published: 01 December 2015
...J. Daniel Hammond This article is an analytical history of Paul Samuelson's writings on the theory of public goods and the role of government. We examine Samuelson's scholarly work from “The Pure Theory of Public Expenditure” (1954) to “Pure Theory of Public Expenditure and Taxation” (1969). We...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
... than it was a technocratic theory and practice of how best to obtain them—a progressive method of economic governance. Though American economics cast its vocational lot with the regulatory state, left and right progressive economists offered different visions of the state's role in economic life...
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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 (2022) 54 (4): 619–653.
Published: 01 August 2022
... would allow the president to change the target after 1981 if economic conditions dramatically changed. Overall, the Carter administration succeeded in reducing the ambitions of the projected law. Even if they made concessions on the unemployment target, the role of the federal government as employer...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (2): 347–381.
Published: 01 June 2017
... in corporate management and governance of the last decades of the twentieth century—from the junk bond market in the 1980s to the exponential growth of CEO pay in the 1990s to the shareholder value management strategies of the 2000s. While debates about the spread of neoliberal ideas and governance tools have...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (1): 111–150.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Paul Lewis This article identifies the sources on which Friedrich Hayek drew in order to develop his understanding of the notion of emergence . It is widely acknowledged that the notion of emergence plays a significant role in Hayek's analyses of both the mind and the market. In Hayek's account...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (1): 101–133.
Published: 01 February 2020
... or retal- iatory motives (from Air France to Renault). Fourastié was involved in measuring productivity in various sectors of the French economy and played a key role in increasing productivity through government actions in the postwar period (Schmelzer 2016: 134). He remained employed in the planning...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (4): 709–733.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., persistent accusations of an antiprogress bias, and the provision of few details about policy applications, the machine tax proposals faded rapidly after 1940. Given familiarity with an active government role in economic policy and knowledge about taxes as tools of these policies, it should not be a surprise...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (1): 75–108.
Published: 01 February 2022
..., reproduction began to mean the formation of genuinely new beings from the accumulation of organic matter. Reproduction thus implied that the multiplication of living beings was a process, governed by natural laws and not divine intervention, in which parents played an active role in the creation...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (3): 507–527.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Erwin Dekker Abstract This paper analyzes the political-economic context of Jan Tinbergen's work as development planning expert in Turkey between 1960 and 1966. Tinbergen was brought in against the will of the Turkish government in early 1960, at the urging of the OECD and the IMF. After...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (3): 393–414.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Alain Alcouffe; David Le Bris Abstract Economist turned entrepreneur Say was uncertain about his future in 1814 when he was commissioned by the French government to document British industrial progress at a critical point of the industrial takeoff. This trip offered the opportunity to observe...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 1–9.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Steven G. Medema Setting the Table Steven G. Medema The analysis of the appropriate role for government within the economic system has been a centerpiece of economic thinking from its inception. No area of economic analysis has been untouched by this issue: public finance, money, labor...
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History of Political Economy (1972) 4 (1): 207–231.
Published: 01 March 1972
..., but not in the governmental. He opposed extension 09 lthe role of government because he thoughat governments inefficient and their expansion a danger to human and cultural development. Though English economists were apprehensive about expanding the role of government, they, despite skepticism about...
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History of Political Economy (1975) 7 (2): 193–208.
Published: 01 June 1975
... between the land- lord and the rest of the economy. It is the role of the government, according to Mandeville, to inter- fere in the economy to bring about public benefits from private vices. He explicitly rejects the invisible hand and repeatedly accepts the governmental hand...