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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 204–227.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Eglė Rindzevičiūtė This article explores the political effects of the development of systems analysis as a form of “infrastructural knowledge”—that is, as a form of knowledge concerned with infrastructure, and an infrastructure of knowledge—that contributed to internal dissensus among scientific...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (4): 521–542.
Published: 01 November 1982
... se and deals only secondarily with the crucial matter of the con- gruence of such ideas to historical reality. In Section 11, I examine several key concepts such as ‘property’ and ‘mode of production’ and sketch the type of causal analysis of economic system that Marx and Engels...
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History of Political Economy (1973) 5 (1): 165–198.
Published: 01 March 1973
... interesting, related questions-the manner in which Marshall dealt with trade unions in his economic theory and economic analysis. This subject is considered in some detail in this article. Marshall’s sympathetic attitude to the working classes provides the starting point for a more detailed...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (2): 295–297.
Published: 01 June 1982
...William R. Waters Carl Dahlman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980, Pp. viii, 234. $27.50. Copyright © 1982 by Duke University Press 1982 Book Reviews 295 The Open Field System and Beyond: A Property Rights Analysis of an Eco...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 187–212.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of such regulations. In the process, its efforts became linked with the legacy of systems analysis, leading to legal requirements for cost-benefit analysis of regulation and the expansion of executive-branch offices oriented toward economics—changes that opened doors to the future exchange of ideas between academe...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 163–181.
Published: 01 March 2009
... is also cherished by mainstream economists who consider it to be a powerful defense of the maximization principle in the theory of the firm. Our examination of the early intellectual life of Alchian shows that it was his involvement in military systems analysis at the RAND Corporation that led him...
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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...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 168–190.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in military systems acquisition. He later extended insights about the shortcomings of information gathering as a market activity to his touchstone analysis of disparities of information between physician and patient as a crucial aspect of the economics of medical care. While it is difficult to trace...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 198–225.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in the training simulation facilities that had been recently vacated by psychologists working at the RAND Systems Research Laboratory. Economists at the LSL interwove their marginal cost-benefit analysis with the psychologists' focus on process, adaptation, and group behavior. Over a decade, economists...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (3): 489–514.
Published: 01 September 2016
... as well as to the dynamic framework of the evolving capitalist system. He also carried out a farsighted analysis of credit and banking, which stresses Schumpeterian thought as part of a long tradition of credit views of money. As supporters of such a perspec- tive, we refer to Macleod, Thornton...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (4): 667–707.
Published: 01 December 2017
... claims, she cannot supplement Smith’s analysis because her moral philosophy typi- cally corresponds to the rationalist system of morality that Smith criti- cizes. Now, this is not the sole incompatibility between the two authors’ systems. This is what we are going to show in the following...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (1): 111–150.
Published: 01 March 2016
... plans about how to act—are emergent properties of the structured array of neurons found in the human brain. Analogously, Hayek’s analysis of the market portrays the coordinative powers of the price mechanism as an emergent property of the social system that is formed when people’s (inter)actions...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (2): 229–259.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the first program in advanced mathematical and statistical economics at the more local level of Cambridge and Harvard. Wilson offered two courses to economists, mathematical economics and mathematical statistics, in which he respectively taught Gibbs’s thermodynamics systems and numerical mathematics...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (4): 689–718.
Published: 01 August 2022
...” as individuals in the economic system: “One could indeed state that by increasing the number of policymakers we gradually transform our decentralized policy problem into the ordinary problem of analysis” (Tinbergen 1954a : 21). Planning for Tinbergen did not mean the execution of an overarching plan but rather...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 February 2020
... bibliometrics and network analysis to produce a classification system arising from the reference lists in all articles published in HOPE ’s regular issues (1–4): 1969–2018. Fifty Years of HOPE: Changing Priorities in the Historiography of Economics José Edwards And as historians of economics venture more boldly...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (4): 679–721.
Published: 01 November 2010
... an analysis of the “tax system based on history and theory,” of “combin[ing] the historical data with the deliverances of theory,” of modi­ fying the “doctrines of the old school” from the “historical standpoint,” and of formulating “underlying principles” by means of “affectionate attention...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 127–144.
Published: 01 December 2015
... mind as the defenders of very different visions of capitalism. In fact, however, they share at least one aspect in their analysis of capi- talist society that points to a common understanding of the potential for market failure. But because this shared aspect of their analytical systems lies...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (S1): 193–210.
Published: 01 December 2018
... relatively simple to relatively complex measurement systems. This article charts these changes using both the oral interview histories and retrospective book accounts given by those involved with the United Nations Development Programme and offers an analysis of their “political economy of numbers...
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History of Political Economy (2023) 55 (1): 39–75.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Michele Alacevich; Pier Francesco Asso Abstract Between 1946 and 1952, Albert Hirschman worked as an economist in charge of the Western European desk of the research branch of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC. In this position he wrote extensively on patterns...
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History of Political Economy 10438911.
Published: 21 February 2023
...Ibanca Anand Abstract This article explores the peculiar approach to narrative argumentation taken by the MIT economist Evsey Domar (1914–97). Combining biography and textual analysis of his academic work reveals that Cold War themes permeated Domar's later research in comparative economic systems...