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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (5): 827–865.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., and, behind them, two distinct communities—welfare economics, which was on the wane, against the emerging social choice theory—representing two conflicting ways of dealing with mathematical tools in welfare economics and two different conceptions of social welfare. Correspondence may be addressed...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 270–293.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of mechanical or biological systems to the abstract theory of choice and rationality, and demonstrates how the group was related to—and communicated with—the scholars doing work in social choice, mechanism design, and formal political theory. It also speculates on one missed research opportunity of doing...
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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 (2021) 53 (4): 786–790.
Published: 01 August 2021
... omis- sion concerning social choice theory, which is tackled only with respect to Arrow s impossibility result or several works by Sen and others after Social Choice and Indi- vidual Values, but from these few references it is not possible to discern the scale of this movement, which literally forged...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 103–126.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Statistical Association 48 ( 263 ): 414 – 28 . Chatterjee S. Sen A. 2014 . “ Automated Reasoning in Social Choice Theory: Some Remarks .” Mathematics in Computer Science 8 : 5 – 10 . Dawkins R. 1996 . Climbing Mount Improbable . London : Viking . Deaton A. 2013...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (2): 191–223.
Published: 01 June 2016
... – xxviii . Pierson Frank Cook . 1959 . The Education of American Businessmen: A Study of University-College Programs in Business Administration . New York : McGraw-Hill . Plott Charles R. 1976 . “Axiomatic Social Choice Theory: An Overview and Interpretation.” American Journal...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (4): 801–808.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of the capability approach of Sen and Nussbaum. Although it is very difficult to imagine that this is possible, he seems to completely ignore welfare economics; A. C. Pigou, Abram Bergson, Paul Samuelson, John Hicks, Ian Little, and so forth, are never men- tioned. Of course, Kenneth Arrow and social choice theory...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 240–263.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., and Social Choice .” Econometrica 41 ( 6 ): 1075 – 91 . Plott Charles R. 1976 . “ Axiomatic Social Choice Theory: An Overview and Interpretation .” American Journal of Political Science 20 ( 3 ): 511 – 96 . Plott Charles R. 1987 . “ Dimensions of Parallelism: Some Policy...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 355–392.
Published: 01 December 2005
... (Wil- liamson 1990). This perspective reflected developments in public choice theory in the preceding two decades, according to which government of- ficials were assumed to pursue their own ends rather than disinterestedly to implement policies that would promote social welfare. Thus policy was seen...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (Supplement): 207–223.
Published: 01 December 1992
... logic, and it was just at this juncture that I read the Shapley and Shubik paper and Kenneth Arrow, Social Choice and Individual Values (1951). These two works led me back to von Neu- mann and Morgenstern, The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (1947). There I discovered what I thought...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (3): 387–410.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Is not an Object of Preference. Social Choice and Welfare 10 : 57 -68. Davis, John B. 1995 . Personal Identity and Standard Economic Theory. Journal of Economic Methodology 2.1 : 35 -52. Eisenberg, Nancy, and Janet Strayer. 1987 . Critical Issues in the Study of Empathy. In Empathy and Its...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (3): 607–616.
Published: 01 September 2011
... bearing on “Sraffian” economics. Blaug passes (mostly negative) judgments on, inter alia, social choice theory, general equilibrium theory, the Coase theorem, public choice theory, evolutionary economics, institutional economics, game theory, mechanism design the- ory, Austrian economics, radical...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (S1): 189–212.
Published: 01 December 1990
... or social choice theory. But this is, I would have thought, not necessarily to be regretted, just insofar as these disciplines seem able to contribute so little towards any real-world problems of political economy. (Or, insofar as non-Paretian approaches are used in welfare economics to deal with practical...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (2): 219–247.
Published: 01 June 2009
... choice the- ory, virtually created by Kenneth Arrow in his PhD thesis, Social Choice and Individual Values (1951). Another is traditional utility theory as it was before von Neumann and Morgenstern (Fishburn 1987, 4:779–83), and still another is Nash’s theory of bargaining (Hargreaves Heap...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (1): 1–48.
Published: 01 March 2018
... places where economists engaged with rational choice theories and the mathematical tools they were grounded on.1 Such a normative turn in the history of rational choice theories has been traced in the so-called Cold War social sciences literature at institu- tions such as the RAND Corporation...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 91–121.
Published: 01 January 1997
... England” (11). Pointing out that the Greeks had established the principle of law as a protection of the orderly status quo, Pound says, “When the theory of the natural law is applied to that concep­ tion, we get the notion of an ideal form of the social status quo—a form which expresses its nature...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (Supplement): 15–27.
Published: 01 December 1992
... of Waldegrave’s solution would attract notice, or that Todhunter’s lengthy presentation of the work of Condorcet, Borda, and Laplace on the mathematical theory of elec- tions (1865, 351-92, 432-34, 546-48, 618) would have been an early stimulus to social choice theory. Unfortunately, Todhunter’s book...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (Suppl_1): 343–379.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Economicus, Homo Sociologicus, and Homo Sentiens. In Rational Choice Theory: Resisting Colonization , edited by Margaret Archer and J. Tritter. London: Routledge. Aumann, Robert. 1976 . Agreeing to Disagree. Annals of Statistics 4 : 1236 -39. Bachelier, Louis. 1900 . Théorie de la spéculation...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 133–164.
Published: 01 December 2010
... instances of tool shock by comparing the nature and location of “foundational debates” about tools in economics (sec. 2) and sociology (sec. 3). In both cases, I focus on epis- temological debates about tools at the level of general economic and social theory. This is a strategic choice: debates...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 105–130.
Published: 01 December 2010
... revolutions from two different traditions: the systems analysis perspective of the RAND Corporation and the rational choice analysis from the public choice school of Virginia. We situate their views with reference to explanations offered by other social scientists, especially modernization and relative...