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The State of the History of Economics : Proceedings of the History of Economics Society - James P. Henderson

The State of the History of Economics

Proceedings of the History of Economics Society

By: James P. Henderson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st August 1997
ISBN: 9780415133548
Number Of Pages: 232

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This collection explores emerging areas in the history of economics and provides a valuable insight into contemporary research in the field. The papers focus on four areas:
* Science and Economics. Authors investigate how science is perceived and how its history is related, details early history of probability and examine 'cyberpunk' - a science fiction genre that draws heavily on modern economic ideas
* David Ricardo's contribution to international trade theory. Texts by David Ricardo are re-examined to provide a framework for a more consistent and coherent interpretation of Ricardo and to demonstrate how history of economic thought approaches can be applied to the treatment of current theory and policy concerns
* The contributions of individual economists including Joseph A. Schumpeter, Werner Sombart and John Maynard Keynes and a comparison of Hicks' and Lindahl's views on monetary stability
* Economics and events before Adam Smith. An investigation into English policies toward Ireland at the time of Cromwell's occupation is followed by explorations of the ideas of Vincent de Gourney and debates in French economic journals in the period 1750-1770.

Introductionp. 1
The History of Economics and the History of Agencyp. 6
The History of Classical and Frequentist Theories of Probabilityp. 19
Cyberpunk and Chicagop. 39
Heterogeneous Labor in a Simple Ricardian Modelp. 56
International Trade, Machinery, and the Remuneration of Laborp. 68
Reflections on Schumpeter's History of Economic Analysis in Light of His Universal Social Sciencep. 81
John Maynard Keynes on Socio-Economic Classes in Twentieth-Century Capitalismp. 105
Notesp. 125
Hicks and Lindahl on Monetary Instabilityp. 130
(dis)trusting the Talep. 143
Cromwell's Occupation of Ireland as Judged from Petty's Observations and Marx's Theory of Colonialismp. 157
Vincent De Gournay, or "laissez-Faire Without Laissez-Passer"p. 173
Storm Over Economic Thoughtp. 194
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780415133548
ISBN-10: 0415133548
Series: Perspectives on the History of Economic Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 21st August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1