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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (4): 731–751.
Published: 01 August 2019
... reipublicae ,” which has been freely translated as the healing power of society. This article aims to explain the meaning and significance given by Malthus in his theory of population to these two concepts. Their essential role in preventing or remedying overpopulation does not seem to have received adequate...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (4): 601–669.
Published: 01 August 2019
... is that HOPE has always been more pluralistic than current members of the profession, who often see the journal as a stronghold for the historical reconstruction method, seem to acknowledge: while some individuals or groups of individuals have suggested bolder inflections for the field over the years...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (5): 827–865.
Published: 01 October 2019
... result has direct and devastating consequences for the Berg-son-Samuelson social welfare function, though he seemed to soften his position in the early eighties. On his side, especially from the seventies on, Samuelson remained active on this issue and continued to defend the concept he had devised...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (5): 833–856.
Published: 01 October 2021
... state of capital accumulation does not necessarily imply a stationary state of human improvement. However, he seemed to argue that in China these two types of stationary states have a mutual effect upon each other. John Stuart Mill on China s Stationary State Yue Xiao The study of Mill s influence...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 207–226.
Published: 01 December 2021
... inference. At first sight, this seems very much in the line of Lorraine Das-ton and Peter Galison’s account of objectivity. They argue that in the twentieth century the awareness arose that mechanical-objective pictures still could contain errors that should be erased by trained judgement. Gal-ton’s case...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (5): 859–877.
Published: 01 October 2022
... to better our condition, combined with freedom and the security of the law. The propensity to better our condition is grounded in our vanity and can take the form of both parsimony and prodigality. The laws that guarantee freedom and security seem to be more of an accident of history than deliberate...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (4): 547–575.
Published: 01 December 2015
... articles in the same journal (1903, 1910, 1913), explored in great detail the impact of third-party consumption on an individual's utility function and, potentially, on social welfare. In fact, in such cases, the derivation of the market demand curve, and even the very notion of consumer surplus, seemed...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 April 2021
... that these are not images in the sense that maps are. The story of Boulding, an admirer of maps and strong believer in visual reasoning, who moved away from economics to become a general social scientist in the late 1940s, seems to confirm the above assessment. Yet, the difference between economists and other social...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (1): 191–219.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and, through it, paradoxically, the legitimacy afforded to capital and interest, are the main themes of the book, and recur in Rerum Novarum . Some of the anomalies of the Encyclical—for example, the fact that while its nominal subject is the industrial society, it seems to deal with a preindustrial world—can...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (4): 649–681.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Floris Heukelom To understand the relationship between experimental and behavioral economics, we need to go back to the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the 1970s, psychologists began conducting new kinds of experiments, the results of which seemed to falsify the assumption of rational individual...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (4): 819–841.
Published: 01 November 1992
...Stefano Toso In conclusion, it seems to us that even M. de la Palisse could summarize with short and precise arguments the issue of whether, and when, public debts burden present or future generations.—Maffeo Pantaleoni, “Imposta e prestito in riguardo alla loro pressione” Dipartimento di...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (3): 445–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
... agenda in economics. His two major articles in this field seem to be unrelated. A common impression from these works and from Ramsey's interaction with other economists is that he was mostly a mathematician who was distracted by economists who from time to time sought his help with certain problems. Here...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (4): 595–611.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., Ricardo drastically simplified the method of proof of his main proposition, which otherwise seemed to present impossible analytical challenges. The irony is that the proposition was correct, quite independently of the labor theory of value, but Ricardo was just unable to prove it. Correspondence may...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (3): 451–468.
Published: 01 September 2017
... are not the center of the moral universe. In contemporary presentations and popularizations of astronomical theories the realization is that literally we, on Earth, are not the center of the physical universe. Adam Smith's theory of moral development, and therefore his moral defense of commercial societies, seems...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Andrea Salanti A recent exchange between the late Mark Blaug and Heinz Kurz and Neri Salvadori on the relevance of Sraffian economics (and a significant amount of more orthodox approaches, for that matter) does not seem to offer conclusive arguments, mainly because both contenders share some...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 121–142.
Published: 01 December 2008
... “scientific” and “religious” knowledge protected each from the other for a while. But Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory seemed to destroy that distinction, and so to discredit religion and theology. A variety of strategies for relating economics to theology has been adopted since that time by those...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 27–45.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of the twentieth century. We show that aggregating heterogeneous pieces of observation is necessary— even though it might seem paradoxical—and it requires the statistician be a very cunning observer. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 This essay was supported by the French National Agency...
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History of Political Economy (1974) 6 (2): 220–242.
Published: 01 June 1974
... of the first to enunciate this conception, the question suggests itself of whether Smith drew any inspiration from the formulation of his predecessor. Several textual parallels between the two men, which seem- ingly have not yet been treated in an interrelated fashion, suggest that borrowing did...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (S1): 189–212.
Published: 01 December 1990
..., we would in any sense be better off or happier than if we had stopped a hundred or a thousand years ago is probably not answerable. The answer, however, does not matter. What matters is the successful striving for what at each moment seems attainable. It is not the fruits of past success...
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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (3): 411–419.
Published: 01 September 1980
... to be made in dealing with his lengthy critique; we will take the minor points first. I. Minor Points We actually stated that Viner made five main points to support his stance on McCulloch and we omitted the sixth since it seemed to us quite unimportant and inconclusive...