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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 (2020) 52 (1): 135–170.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Steven G. Medema The notion of a Pigovian tradition in externality theory, against which Ronald Coase and others reacted beginning in the 1960s, has a long history. This article, though, suggests that the literature of economics evidences no such tradition, and that the discussion of externalities...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (3): 539–560.
Published: 01 June 2020
... purposes. Those numbers thus provided a resource for fighting poverty reduction—though the UNDP had few powers to hold governments to account. Correspondence may be addressed to Maria Bach: mbach@aup.edu ; and Mary S. Morgan: m. morgan@lse.ac.uk . Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 31–58.
Published: 01 December 2020
...-solvers who could straighten out the nation’s crisis if encouraged to assume greater influence in economic governance. A number of Depression-era schools experimented with curricula for teaching engineers more economics, though approaches varied. Such developments thus situate this key episode...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (3): 437–450.
Published: 01 September 2017
... that plagues dynamic general equilibrium models, but also that the problem, though variously recognized, was essentially ignored. The suggestion that the capital theory controversy was a waste of time fails to recognize that Robinson had drawn attention to a fundamental unsolved problem in economic theory...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (3): 483–509.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in postwar years. Our reconstruction suggests that what really mattered with Phillips 1958 was that it provided a quantitative estimate of the unique level of the unemployment rate which was compatible with price stability. Even though the British Treasury and Phillips's London School of Economics colleague...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (3): 571–577.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Harro Maas On May 28–29, 2010, twelve experimental economists gathered at the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam for a witness seminar on the history of the experiment in economics. Though the witness seminar has been used as an oral method of research in contemporary history...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (3): 579–599.
Published: 01 June 2019
... that took place—within the National Bureau of Economic Research already—in the 1950s and 1960s. Though they have been accompanied by a change in the “epistemic status of shocks” (Duarte and Hoover 2009, 228) in economics, which redesigned the Solow residual from a source of secular growth to be quantified...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (4): 636–668.
Published: 01 November 1978
... that are of little or no use outside their boundaries. Beyond this, however, they have repeatedly developed accumulations of facts and conceptual schemata that should be recorded as contributions to general economic analysis, even though the appointed wardens of the latter have sometimes been slow to welcome them.—J...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and psychology, though recently there has been a steady rise in the numbers of both psychologists and economists interested in behavioral economics. From both disciplines have come behavioral challenges to the strong version of rational choice thinking. And, along with them, have come challenges...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (2): 223–254.
Published: 01 June 2013
... generate. By adopting a historical perspective, we are able to show the remarkable consistency of Buchanan's claims about externalities, even though he developed them in a period when the views of economists on the question were changing dramatically. References Bator Francis M. 1958...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 373–414.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... This circumstance helps to explain why the three marginalists remained committed to the classical understanding even though it did not square with their economic practices. References Bergson H. ( 1889 ) 1960 . Time and Free Will . Translated by Pogson F. L. . New York : Harper...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (1): 123–148.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Amedeo Fossati The statement that taxing earned income implies that saved income is taxed more than consumed income is usually credited to John Stuart Mill and was championed by Irving Fisher, even though, in the first half of the twentieth century, international doctrine never accepted it, save...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 389–405.
Published: 01 June 2021
... is to take a step back and focus on the historiography of Cameralism from the nineteenth century onwards. Even though many in recent times have challenged old and seemingly dated conceptualizations and interpretations, they are still very much alive. Most profoundly this has implied that Cameralism most...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (5): 893–924.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of training and research in the field. Even though Chile remains the most well-known case, similar developments took place in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and elsewhere. In Brazil, the restructuring of economics derived much of its strength from a cooperation agreement signed between Vanderbilt University...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 551–569.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., which became a priority goal of Joseph II’s reforms. Finally, Cameralism was the backbone of policies in finances, taxation, and trade regulations though more openminded toward rising economic ideas. Cameralism in the Habsburg Monarchy and Hungary Antal Szántay 1. Cameralism and Staatswissenschaften...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 211–229.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Marcel Boumans The first two chapters of Trygve Haavelmo’s Probability Approach provide a very rich epistemological framework for understanding what is involved in finding laws outside the laboratory. Even though these laws will be inexact, a framework was developed to specify for which conditions...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (4): 705–731.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Nathalie Sigot This article aims to understand the reasons why, in 1828, Jeremy Bentham's Defence of Usury was translated into French by Saint-Amand Bazard, one of the two leaders of the Saint-Simonians, even though it had already been translated twice, in 1790. Addressing this issue enables us...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (2): 177–206.
Published: 01 June 2017
... pillars. The first was that commerce was a straight-forward, “common sense” field of knowledge; the second was that, though commerce was not an abstruse field, it was businesspeople who understood it best. At the heart of this mercantile epistemology was the sense that the nation had one coherent business...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 189–211.
Published: 01 December 2008
... into the economic realm, though the major impact came via his influence on A. C. Pigou, whose welfare analysis was very much a restatement of the Sidgwickian view, but undertaken with Marshallian analytical underpinnings. This article discusses Sidgwick's crisis of faith and his subsequent attempt to devise...