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The Economic Mind in America : Essays in the History of American Economics - Malcolm Rutherford

The Economic Mind in America

Essays in the History of American Economics

By: Malcolm Rutherford (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415133555
Number Of Pages: 352

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The Economic mind of America examines:
* the concept of 'American' economic thought
* reassessment of pioneering American policy analysts such as Irving Fisher, Wesley Mitchell, Harold Moulton and Leo Paslovsky, as well as the theoretical contributions of Herbert Davenport and Frank Knight
* Thorstein Veblen's institutional economics and an exploration of the influence of Canadian and European economic thought
* analysis of contributions of C. S. Peirce, Alvin Johnson and science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein
* American economists' interests in in issues from 1886-1995.

"This new text provides a unique set of insights into the disparate elements required to understand and apply probabilistic design methods and to undertake reliability assessments for coastal and hydraulic engineering schemes. The concepts are well explained for readers with an engineering background, making the sometimes complex theory accessible." -Andrew Chadwick, Maritime Engineering

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Roundtable on American Economicsp. 7
What is American About American Economics?p. 9
Remarks on "american-Ness" in American Economic Thoughtp. 18
What is "american" About U.S. Economics?p. 21
Comment on "what is American About American Economics?"p. 25
Referencesp. 27
Pioneers of American Policy Analysisp. 29
Irving Fisher as a Policy Advocatep. 31
Social Science and the Making of Social Policyp. 43
Notesp. 75
Vision Accomplishedp. 80
Contributions to Theory and Measurementp. 97
Herbert J.Davenport's Transformation of the Austrian Theory of Value and Costp. 99
The Quest for an Ideal Indexp. 128
Frank Knight's Position on Capital and Interestp. 145
Referencesp. 162
Institutional Economicsp. 165
Europe in Americap. 167
Marshall, Veblen, and the Search for an Evolutionary Economicsp. 190
Notesp. 207
Commons Versus Veblen on the Place of the Individual in the Social Processp. 210
American Originalsp. 231
Peirce's Economic Reasoning in His Methodological Essay, "on the Logic of Drawing History from Ancient Documents Especially from Testimonies"p. 233
The Social Conscience of an American Economistp. 258
Robert A.Heinlein and Issues in American Economicsp. 272
Referencesp. 292
American Economists and the Worldp. 293
The International Dimension of American Economicsp. 295
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780415133555
ISBN-10: 0415133556
Series: Perspectives on the History of Economic Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 5th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.2  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1