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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (3): 539–560.
Published: 01 June 2020
... formulations). Measurements of development thus became direct measures of socioeconomic difference, not just between nations, but also within nations. This change was designed to create numbers that would be effective in capturing and communicating those differences in ways usable for both policy and public...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (1): 191–219.
Published: 01 March 2018
... economy. Liberatore’s purpose was to emend political economy and bring it into line with Catholic principles, but his two main objections to it, ethical and epistemological, imply that the task is impossible. Thus he does not press them and instead engages in a series of skirmishes with political economy...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (suppl_1): 86–105.
Published: 01 December 2011
... particular focus is econometric computation and the degree to which computational algorithms are not determined by econometric theory, thus making it important for historians of econometricians to begin to consider the specific way in which econometrics is practiced as well as how the theory has evolved over...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 93–113.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to agricultural economists, and how they accomplished it. The peasant way of life varied greatly across southern Italy. Knowledge about local varieties and local specificities was embedded contextually and was available only to locals themselves. Observation thus coincided with translation of local features...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 231–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
... developed in the work of other economists. The starting point of this article is thus the question of just why was Mill so interested in utility as a seminal concept of moral philosophy but seemingly indifferent to (individual) utility as an economic concept. I argue that Mill’s determination to strengthen...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (4): 693–746.
Published: 01 November 2013
... importantly motivated by worries over high prices. Thus, apparently incorrect public understanding of economic events can sometimes lead to desirable public policies. Correspondence may be addressed to Mark Aldrich, Department of Economics, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063; e-mail: maldrich@smith.edu...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 March 2014
... an exception. Thus, those who argue in favor of an economic analysis both rigorous and relevant should at least have to bear the burden of the proof of its possibility. Correspondence may be addressed to Andrea Salanti, Department of Economics and Technology Management, University of Bergamo, Viale Marconi...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (2): 271–305.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the outset his goal had been to secure the survival of the school in Vienna’s increasingly hostile academic environment, in the course of time he invested most of his energies not in his scientific work but in unending conflicts in the realm of academic politics. Thus for Mayer the school’s defense became...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (2): 225–263.
Published: 01 June 2016
... on indulgences and balance-of-payment constraints waged by the humanists and early reformers of the 1520s thus “created” the Reformation of 1517. These debates also stood at the heart of a long proto-Keynesian tradition in Continental European economic thought that emphasized, since the Middle Ages, the need...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (4): 635–655.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to circulate his proof. After his sudden death in 1950, only Wald's preliminary proof of 1934 was translated into English for Econometrica . When thus Kenneth J. Arrow, Gérard Debreu, and Lionel McKenzie in 1954 referred in their own fixed-point proofs only to Wald's preliminary published version, his 1935...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (S1): 52–72.
Published: 01 December 2019
... their economic knowledge to the specific managerial language of advice and personal self-development. A significant part of management studies literature was concerned with capitalist economies, especially capitalist managerial praxis. It thus contributed to the social academic and journalistic genre...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (4): 709–740.
Published: 01 August 2020
... allowed both intra and interpersonal comparisons, thus justifying the use of mathematical techniques to answer welfare issues. Edgeworth found inspiration in a similar quest, the invention of temperature, which had permitted the transformation of a feeling, “coldness,” into a physical quantity...
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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 (2021) 53 (3): 443–460.
Published: 01 June 2021
... as the 1500s. We know them under common labels such as “Cameralism” and “mercantilism.” They were also apparent in Anglo-Saxon and Swedish economic reasoning since the mid-seventeenth century, suggesting that we may speak of a broader European tradition. The present article thus wishes to add to the debate...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 168–188.
Published: 01 December 2008
... could not avoid lending his expertise to his country in the dark days of the Napoleonic wars. Thus Thornton appears as a disinterested economist whose motivation to serve came from his devotion to Christ. Copyright 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Acaster, E. J. T. 1974 –75. Henry Thornton...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 299–314.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Donald E. Frey Richard T. Ely's economic methodology was heavily influenced by the scholarship of nineteenth-century liberal German Protestantism. It held that religious beliefs, even scripture, were not final truths but evolving expressions of historical experience. Thus historical and empirical...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 199–233.
Published: 01 December 2010
... the other social sciences. In our account, the adoption of the “behavioral sciences” terminology in tandem with the movement's institutional anchoring at the Ford Foundation thus reflected and widened the split between economists and their counterparts in the other social sciences. Copyright 2010 by Duke...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (Suppl_1): 315–342.
Published: 01 December 2010
... deprivation, poverty linked low income to many social issues, thus blurring the traditional boundary separating economics from the other social sciences. As a result, economists and other social scientists contributed to the social scientific literature on these problems, which raised the following question...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (3): 445–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
... I argue that Ramsey did have an economics research agenda, born out of his close relationship with Arthur Cecil Pigou. I support my thesis mostly with an archival evidence not explored thus far: some notes deposited at the University of Pittsburgh, here published for the first time...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (Suppl_1): 88–106.
Published: 01 December 2009
... had led to its failure to produce a unified theoretical explanation of economic dynamics. The way out was seen in the adoption of the general equilibrium research agenda, shifting thus the focus on existence and stability issues. This, however, has implied the acceptance of the divorce of the theory...