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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (3): 499–517.
Published: 01 June 2020
...” as a neglected social ill, but rather, “produced” to allow for new techniques of social intervention. The theoretical discovery of the “poverty” issue then, was marked by the slow constitution of a new political subject known as the “poor,” whose categorization and conceptualization would stand in stark...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (2): 315–344.
Published: 01 June 2001
...: Einaudi. Rae, John. 1834 . Some New Principles on the Subject of Political Economy . Boston: Hilliard, Gray. Schumpeter, Joseph A. 1954 . History of Economic Analysis . New York: Oxford University Press. Weinberger, Otto. 1940 . The Importance of Francesco Ferrara in the History of Economic...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Odd Langholm This paper examines some of Martin Luther's economic ideas from a largely neglected point of view. Religious issues naturally dominated his writings. When he turned to economic subjects, his primary focus was on the usurious practices of the banks and trading companies of his times...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 481–510.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... The similarity he points to, however, is somewhat limited: while some of his articles from the 1930s stressed the subjectivity of producers' decisions, his later criticisms of standard policies, as well as the method he suggests for the design of policy, are based on the idea that costs are objective...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (suppl_1): 20–37.
Published: 01 December 2013
... as well as a private fortune in the booms of the 1920s and subsequent crash. Fisher’s high-profile use of his authority as a recognized academic expert to intervene in public discourse, both on subjects within his professional competence (e.g., price-level stabilization) and on unrelated subjects (e.g...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 299–314.
Published: 01 December 2008
... American career. In particular, Ely consistently attacked laissez-faire economics for positing absolute economic laws rather than understanding the economy and economics as human enterprises subject to change. He advocated for empirical economic research as an antidote to the static premises of laissez...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 317–337.
Published: 01 June 2011
... environment serve to inform individual subjects how to produce items and the payoffs earned by items moved into their homes. Unknown to the subjects, but discoverable through repeat trials and discussion (via a “chat” space), are the possibilities for wealth creation through production, specialization...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (3): 591–605.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Pierangelo Garegnani Ten years on, Professor Blaug has returned to a subject on which his 1999 article, “Misunderstanding Classical Economics: The Sraffian Interpretation of the Surplus Approach,” stirred up lively debate. The subject is, as he puts it, “Sraffian economics,” and his 2009 paper...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (4): 575–606.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Paul Oslington William Whewell (1794–1866) exerted a huge influence over nineteenth-century British intellectual life. This paper places Whewell’s writings on political economy within this context, emphasizing the theological basis of his interest in the subject, and his struggle with the problem...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (suppl_1): 35–56.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and of subject matter theory, issues that became prominent in econometrics only much later. Copyright 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 I am grateful to David Bartholomew and three anonymous referees for comments. References Aldrich J. 1992 . Probability and Depreciation: A History...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 337–350.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Peter Temin This article recalls the unity of economics and history at MIT before the Second World War and their divergence thereafter. Economic history at MIT reached its peak in the 1970s, with three teachers of the subject to graduates and undergraduates alike. It declined until economic history...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of public finance as a distinct field within economics. This includes examination of the subject’s definition, its boundaries, and the types of analyses undertaken. Academic training, including courses and readings, at Columbia, Chicago, Harvard, and Wisconsin is compared. Correspondence may...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 281–306.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Ludovic Frobert Since their appearance in the first third of the nineteenth century, the contributions of French utopian, romantic, or associationist socialists have been subjected to a three-pronged classical criticism. From Friedrich Engels to Friedrich Hayek to Joseph Schumpeter, these French...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (3): 463–490.
Published: 01 September 2014
... shows that the major authors on this issue in the second half of the century were all deeply influenced by Jansenist thinking on the subject. Correspondence may be addressed to Arnaud Orain, Institut d’Études Européennes, Université Paris 8, 2 rue de la Liberté, 93200 Saint-Denis, France; e-mail...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 177–210.
Published: 01 June 2014
... in the earliest writings on the subject, notably by Plato. The evolution of the monetary system led to the emergence of metals as the dominant form of money owing to their well-known qualities of durability, homogeneity, divisibility, and the like. Yet, these physical qualities actually relate to market...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (1): 91–118.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Luca Michelini; Terenzio Maccabelli The relationship between economics and anti-Semitism has always been a controversial subject. The question is complex by nature: to describe an author as an anti-Semite means to cast a shadow over his thought, with consequences that are much more serious when...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (4): 551–592.
Published: 01 December 2016
...François Claveau; Yves Gingras A history of specialties in economics since the late 1950s is constructed on the basis of a large corpus of documents from economics journals. The production of this history relies on a combination of algorithmic methods that avoid subjective assessments...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Marina Bianchi; Neil De Marchi This introduction traces the connections between economics and psychology that were explored in a 2015 conference on the subject held at Duke University. Over much of the past half-century, sporadic attention has been given to the possible links between economics...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 270–294.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., a psychologist briefly active in the 1950s, was recast by experimental economists as the basis of their experimental research, including the emphasis on performance-based payments of experimental subjects and avoiding deception. My reconstruction of this meeting and its aftermath sheds new light on the origin...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 88–113.
Published: 01 December 2008
... teaching and their secular nature as people engaged in temporal affairs who order these according to the plan of God and live in the ordinary circumstances of family and social life—in our case, economists by profession—is a challenging subject for a historian of economic thought. Copyright 2008 by Duke...