Description : Contains five sets of lectures taken by Glenn Johnson as a doctoral student in economics at the University of Chicago during 1946-7. This volume also includes notes by Mark Ladenson at Northwestern and from a faculty seminar at MSU on comparative method.
Description : A collection of articles that includes both refereed articles and review essays of books in the history of economic thought and methodology. It highlights research the historiography and methodology of the English Poor Laws, behavioural economics, and the socialist calculation debate; as well as AD Roy and portfolio theory.
Description : This book contains refereed articles on: contrasting relational conceptions of the individual in recent economics; the development of Adam Smith's style of lecturing; a comparison of problems encountered in the historian's work as editor, based upon editing Harrod's papers and Haberler's "Prosperity and Depression"; reminisciences on the New Deal by Jacob Viner; and Don Lavoie's lectures on comparative economic systems. It reviews essays on books about Schumpeter, Keynes, Mincer, comparative economic history, and the Chicago School; as well as reviews of books dealing with the repeal of the Corn Laws, economic systems and economic growth, the Enlightenment and post-modernism, and virtue ethics and capitalism.
Description : Includes archival documents and essays exploring the inter-relationship between the government and the economy. This title examines the one-sided controversy generated by Rose Wilder Lane and V Orval Watts against a new generation of Keynes-influenced textbooks which focused on governmental policy and the scope of government activity.
Description : A collection of refereed articles on topics in economic methodology and the history of economics, including Austrian economic methodology and Wesley Mitchell.
Description : Presents a series of class notes taken at Northwestern and Chicago during the period 1964-1967. This work contains notes from courses at Northwestern are Robert Clower's course on economic theory, and Frank Fetter's course on monetary institutions and policies. It also includes Samuels' notes from a faculty seminar on myth, theology and society.
Description : Presents the class notes of Taylor Ostrander at Williams College, 1929-32. This title covers courses on principles of economics, money and banking, public finance, the senior seminar and the review of political theory. It also includes two memoranda on Franklin Roosevelt, and a memoir on the founding of the Williams College Liberal Club.
Description : Known for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and balance, the latest edition of A History of Economic Theory and Method continues that tradition of excellence. Ekelund and Hébert’s survey provides historical and international contexts for how economic models have served social needs throughout the centuries—beginning with the ancient Greeks through the present time. The authors not only trace ideas that have persisted but skillfully demonstrate that past, discredited ideas also have a way of spawning critical thinking and encouraging new directions in economic analysis. Coverage that distinguishes the Sixth Edition from its predecessors includes a detailed analysis of economic solutions by John Stuart Mill and Edwin Chadwick to problems raised by the Industrial Revolution; the role of psychology and “experiments” in understanding demand and consumer behavior; discussions of modern economic theory as it interrelates with other social sciences; and a close look at the historical development of the critical role of entrepreneurship, both in its productive and unproductive variants. The authors’ creative approach gives readers a feel for the thought processes of the great minds in economics and underscores key ideas impacting contemporary thought and practice. Well-crafted discussions are further enriched by absorbing examples and figures. Thorough suggested reading lists give options for more in-depth explorations by interested readers.
Description : Four documents pertinent to the history of economic thought are published for the first time: a list of references in economics dating from 1880; a syllabus of lectures on the history of economics given by C.H. Hull in Cornell University in 1895; the outlines for Walton H. Hamilton's Principles-of Economics course in the University of Michigan, 1911; and notes taken in James S. Earley's course on the Development of Economics, 1954-1955, by Warren J. Samuels.