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History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (1): 141–142.
Published: 01 March 1983
... Mercantilism as a rent-seeking society: economic regulation in historical per- spective. By Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., and Robert D. Tollison. College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 1981.Pp. 169. $17.50. This is a study of economic history rather than of the history of economic...
History of Political Economy (1998) 30 (4): 653–681.
Published: 01 November 1998
.... Watt , W. M. 1972 . The Influence of Islam on Medieval Europe . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Zubaida , Sami . 1972 . Economic and Political Activism in Islam. Economy and Society 1.3 : 308 -37. Seeking the Roots of Adam Smith’s Division of Labor in Medieval Persia...
History of Political Economy (1984) 16 (2): 255–262.
Published: 01 June 1984
.... Wilson Mixon and anonymous referees for useful comments on earlier versions of the article. We are of course responsible for any errors or omissions. References Buchanan , James 1980 . ‘Profit seeking and rent seeking.’ In Toward a theory of the rent-seeking society , ed. J. M. Buchanan, R...
History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (1): 163–164.
Published: 01 March 1987
... Unproductive Profit-seeking." DUP is prcsurnably distinguished from the productive protit-sccking we attribute to a firm in niicroeconomic theory. Since all maximization in microeconomics is prcsurncd to be subject to givcn constraints, DUP is concerned with determination and manipulation of thc con...
History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 168–188.
Published: 01 December 2008
... with William Wilberforce to assemble the “Clapham sect.” This group of evangelical Christians pressed the cause of Christ in all manner of venues, most prominently in seeking to end the slave trade and in working to repatriate freed slaves to Africa. Thornton served on numerous committees working...
History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (3): 455–472.
Published: 01 June 2020
... and approaches to national accounting. Providing a close reading of Indian scholar K. T. Shah’s intervention in debates about how to measure the national economy of the 1920s, this article seeks to shed new light on innovative debates within Indian economics in this period. In so doing, it also seeks to draw...
History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (2): 321–344.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Geoffrey C. Kellow This article seeks to recover an eighteenth-century understanding of the character and significance of economic life common to both Benjamin Franklin and Adam Smith. This account, which pertained in particular to economic life in North America, placed economic endeavors within...
History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 199–226.
Published: 01 December 2015
... with Tiebout himself. In consequence, this article seeks to repersonalize and contextualize Tiebout's scientific work. Professionally, Tiebout 1956 reflected its author's lifelong interest in local economies and governance. The social and political context of urban sprawl and political fragmentation...
History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
... be criticized for these contradictions because they intended to explain the behavior of their isolated individuals, whereas modern neoclassicals only seek to describe the decisions of Robinson Crusoe in terms of modern choice theory. This contrast mirrors the change in the way utility theory is conceived...
History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 212–236.
Published: 01 December 2008
... no longer be found in traditional Christian beliefs, it had to be sought either through reinterpreting these beliefs or looking elsewhere. Tawney turned to Christian socialism, remaining within the Church of England, and Hobson turned to the Ethical Movement, but both were seeking ethical judgments...
History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 243–264.
Published: 01 December 2008
... instead of one has always posed difficulties for those seeking integrity between the ethical and the economical. For two groups of antebellum Protestants—the “clerical economists” and the “pastoral moralists”—this is where faculty psychology came in. Employing the tripartite scheme of conscience, self...
History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (1): 149–175.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Neri Salvadori; Rodolfo Signorino This article seeks to fill a lacuna within classical economics concerning the process of market price determination in situations of market disequilibrium. To this aim, first we distinguish the classical notion of free competition from the Walrasian notion...
History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (2): 341–366.
Published: 01 April 2020
.... However, throughout his career as an economist, in developing these opinions Sismondi claimed to be faithful to Adam Smith’s understanding of what political economy should be. This article seeks to demonstrate that Sismondi’s theoretical production was deeply rooted in his evolving “neo-Smithianism...
History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (Suppl_1): 127–146.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Marcel Boumans This article aims to show the mathematical contexts out of which emerged Solow's 1957 article “Technical Change and the Aggregate Production Function.” In particular, it seeks to provide some understanding of its most striking feature, namely, the highly aggregate level on which...
History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 127–157.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and the expertise they possess. First documenting their growth bibliometrically, this article aims to illuminate the origins, content, and contexts of quasi-experimental research designs, which seek natural experiments to justify causal inference. To highlight lines of continuity and discontinuity in the transition...
History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (3): 615–621.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Beatrice Cherrier This paper seeks to convince historians of economics to blog and tweet. It outlines the costs and benefits of doing so, and argues that social media thoroughly alter our research process, from data gathering to writing, collaborating, sharing and hacking, showcasing history...
History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 June 2005
...: University of Chicago Press. Buchanan, James, R. D. Tollison, and G. Tullock, eds. 1980 . Toward a Theory of a Rent-Seeking Society . College Station: Texas A&M University Press. Evensky, Jerry. 2005 . Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Reder, M. W. 1987...
History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (2): 229–247.
Published: 01 June 1983
...), entrepreneurs will-in so far as their freedom of action is not fettered by existing bargains with the factors of produc- tion which are for the time being irrevocable-seek to expand (or curtail) their scale of operations at the existing costs of production [TM I, 124-251. Thus, with some...
History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (1): 61–77.
Published: 01 March 1992
... eds. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Ekelund , Robert , and Gordon Tullock. 1981 . Mercantilism as a Rent-Seeking Society, Economic Regulation in Historical Perspective . College Station: Texas A & M Press. Evensky , Jerry . 1987 . The Two Voices of Adam Smith: Moral Philosopher...
History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (3): 533–535.
Published: 01 September 1986
..., but rather seeks to ex- pose the differences and leave it at that. That attitude in some sense pervades the whole book. It is not so much an attack on neoclassicism as it is a compare-and- contrast exercise. The discussion also includes a review of Austrian views on the role of econometrics...