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  1. The Analysis of Linear Economic Systems

    Father Maurice Potron’s Pioneering Works

    Edited by Christian Bidard, Guido Erreygers

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Maurice Potron (1872-1942), a French Jesuit mathematician, constructed and analyzed a highly original, but virtually unknown economic model. This book presents translated versions of all his economic writings, preceded by a long introduction which sketches his life and environment based on...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Evolutionist Economics of Leon Walras

    By Albert Jolink

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This study offers a new perspective of Walras' pure, applied and social economics. Through archival research at the University of Lausanne, Jolink considers Walras' ideas on philosophy and philosophy of science based on a newly constructed taxonomy. Walras' work is placed in a broader context by...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Foundations of 'Laissez-Faire'

    The Economics of Pierre de Boisguilbert

    By Gilbert Faccarello

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This is the first full length study of Boisguilbert's work to appear in English. It contains an extended discussion of the context in which Boisguilbert worked, as well as a detailed analysis of his life and work....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The History Of Game Theory, Volume 1

    From the Beginnings to 1945

    By Mary-Ann Dimand, Robert W Dimand

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Game Theory - the formal modelling of conflict and cooperation - first emerged as a recognized field with a publication of John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern's Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour in 1944. Since then, game-theoretic thinking about choice of strategies and the interdependence...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Piero Sraffa's Political Economy

    A Centenary Estimate

    Edited by Terenzio Cozzi, Roberto Marchionatti

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    A century after his birth, this volume presents a re-assessment of the life and work of Piero Sraffa, one of the great economists of the twentieth century. From his anti-Marshallian articles of 1925 and 1926 to his classic work on the theory of capital, Production of Commodities by Means of...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Reflections on the Classical Canon in Economics

    Essays in Honour of Samuel Hollander

    Edited by Evelyn L. Forget, Sandra Peart

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    In this discipline-defining volume, some of the leading international scholars in the history of economic thought re-examine the concepts of 'classical economics' and the 'canon', illuminating the roots and evolution of the contemporary discipline....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Cambridge Controversies in Capital Theory

    A Methodological Analysis

    By Jack Birner

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This book explains the debate over the Cambridge controversies of the 1960s and 1970s. In a compelling and comprehensive argument, Birner discusses the main contributions to the controversy in a series of case studies. He gradually develops a methodological model of idealizations that explains both...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Pareto, Economics and Society

    The Mechanical Analogy

    By Michael McLure

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Vilfredo Pareto was one of the great systems theorists of the twentieth century, embracing economics, psychology, sociology and politics. In this important work, Michael McLure takes as his subject of study the rapport between Pareto's economic and sociological theory, and consequently, illuminates...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Revisiting Classical Economics

    Studies in Long-Period Analysis

    By Heinz D. Kurz, Neri Salvadori

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    The financial crisis and the economic crisis that followed triggered a crisis in the subject of economics, as it is typically being taught today especially in macroeconomics and related fields. A renewed interest in earlier authors, especially the classical economists from Adam Smith to David...

    Published August 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Utilitarianism and Malthus’ Virtue Ethics

    Respectable, Virtuous and Happy

    By Sergio Cremaschi

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    The die-hard image of Malthus the ogre has not completely disappeared yet. And yet, Malthus showed no less concern than Adam Smith for the labouring poor. In order to make full sense of such expression of concern and to appraise their relevance in Malthus’s work, we need to know what moral...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge