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A Research Annual Vol: 18

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18 Sep 2000
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
412 pages - 156 x 234 x 23mm
Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology


This volume examines topics in the discourse and methodology of economics, focusing on the types of metaphor, the use of mathematics, and the "Economics of..." literature. Other articles deal with some continuities between Adam Smith and Max Weber, and pre-Keynesian heterodoxy in macro-monetary dynamics. A special section presents multiple reviews of books by Yuval Yonay and Perry Mehrling on American economic thought during the inter-war period. Also included are reviews covering topics such as Classical political economy, Marx, communitarianism, Scholasticism, Hume's political ideas, and rational expectations.
Abbreviated Contents: Bank lending, interest and monopoly: pre-Keynesian heterodoxy in macro-monetary dynamics (G.G. Preparata, J.E. Elliott). Some continuities between Adam Smith's political economy and Max Weber's social economics (M.Z. Zafirovski). Critique and defence of "mathematical economics" (F. Simiand, L. Frobert). On methodology of the "Economics of..." literature (L.A. Boland). Exploring the Interwar Period and Beyond. Introduction to the problem of the history of the interwar period (W. Samuels). Yonay's revisiting American economics in the interwar years (W.J. Barber et al.). Multiple reviews of Mehrling's The Money Interest and American Monetary Thought, 1920-1970 (J. Persky, R.J. Phillips). Review Essays. Redman's "The Rise of Political Economy as a Science: Methodology and the Classical Economists" (R.E. Backhouse et al.). Frank Manuel's "Requiem for Karl Marx" (B.J. Clary). Rose Friedman and Milton Friedman's "Two Lucky People" (W.J. Samuels). Purves's "The Web of Text and the Web of God: An Essay on the Third Information Transformation (J.P. Tiemstra). Ingram's "Reason, History, and Politics: The Communitarian Grounds of Legitimacy in the Modern Age: (P. Diesing). Langholm's "The Legacy of Scholastism in Economic Thought: Antecedents of Choice and Power" (S.T. Worland). Bordo, "Golden and White's The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century" (W.J. Barber). White's "Karl Marx and the Intellectual Origins of Diacletical Materialism" (V. Barnett). Haakonssen's "Hume's Political Essays" (R. Urquhart). Rashid's "Myth of Adam Smith" (A.S. Skinner). Pearson's "Origins of Law and Economics: The Economists' New Science of Law, 1830-1930" and Fried's "The Progressive Assault on Laissez Faire: Robert Hale and the First Law and Economics Movement" (S.G. Medema). Wible's "The Economics of Science: Methodology and Epistemology as if Economics Really Mattered: (E-M. Sent).

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