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  1. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Fighting Market Failure

    Collected Essays in the Cambridge Tradition of Economics

    By Maria Cristina Marcuzzo

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This collection brings together fifteen essays published between 1994 and 2008 which all look into the contribution of a remarkable group of economists known as the "Cambridge school" or the "Cambridge Keynesians". The people involved are better defined as a "group" rather than a "school", to...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. A History of Homo Economicus

    The Nature of the Moral in Economic Theory

    By William Dixon, David Wilson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    A key issue in economic discourse today is the relation (or lack of it) between economic behaviour and morality. Few (presumably) would want to deny that human beings are in some sense moral or ethical creatures, but the devil is in the detail. Should we think of economic behaviour as an...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. New Essays on Pareto’s Economic Theory

    Edited by Luigino Bruni, Aldo Montesano

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    Pareto's Manual of Political Economy, first published in 1905, introduced the analytical approach which has characterised a significant part of twentieth century economic theory. In particular, the Manual examined the ordinal representation of the individual choice, the issue of the general...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. A History of Econometrics in France

    From Nature to Models

    By Philippe Le Gall

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    This text challenges the traditional view of the history of econometrics and provides a more complete story. In doing so, the book sheds light on the hitherto under-researched contribution of French thinkers to econometrics. Fascinating and authoritative, it is a comprehensive overview of what...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge