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Finding the Chicago School

Jamie Peck

in Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580576
eISBN:
9780191595240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580576.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter presents a critical analysis of the rise and reconstruction of the Chicago School of Economics. The Chicago School is widely credited, by friends and foes alike, as a cradle of the ... More


Freedom, rebooted

Jamie Peck

in Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580576
eISBN:
9780191595240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580576.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter presents a genealogy of neoliberalism as a free-market ideational program, from the early decades of the 20th century through to its consummation with state power in the 1970s. ... More


Introduction: Setting the Stage

Robert Pitofsky

in How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372823
eISBN:
9780199871773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter presents four papers from some of the most eminent people in the antitrust field. It analyzes “barriers to entry” from a practical rather than theoretical point of view, and concludes ... More


The Contemporary University, 1978 to the Present

John W. Boyer

in The University of Chicago: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter highlights major themes of the previous chapters up to the current day. It explores the work of Hanna Gray in rebuilding university finances and fundraising in the 1980s and in ... More


What Has Chicago Wrought?: Painting Policy by the Numbers

David Colander and Craig Freedman

in Where Economics Went Wrong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179209
eISBN:
9780691184050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179209.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins by differentiating between the views of economic theory of the interwar Chicago Economics Department and the postwar Chicago School. The interwar department was highly skeptical ... More


Influence of Conservative Economic Analysis on the Development of the Law of Antitrust

Thomas E. Kauper

in How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372823
eISBN:
9780199871773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This paper begins by noting a widespread unease, indeed a sense of “something gone wrong”—with today's antitrust enforcement. In particular, it notes a growing sense of too much emphasis on ... More


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Intellectual Challenges in the Ecology of Cities

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the historical connections between biophysical ecology and sociological approaches to urban ecology. This historical narrative lays the foundation for linking the study of ... More


The Harvard and Chicago Schools and the Dominant Firm

Herbert Hovenkamp

in How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372823
eISBN:
9780199871773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This paper begins with a wide-ranging comparison of “Chicago School” analysis with the earlier and more liberal “Harvard School” approaches, concluding that each had major influences in various areas ... More


Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Christian Wedemeyer and Wendy Doniger (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book brings together an international group of leading scholars of religion to reflect in concert on the lives, works, and legacies of two of the twentieth century’s most influential historians ... More


Constructions of Neoliberal Reason

Jamie Peck

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199580576
eISBN:
9780191595240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580576.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Amongst intellectuals and activists, neoliberalism has become a potent signifier for the kind of free-market thinking that has dominated politics for the past three decades. Forever associated with ... More


How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Robert Pitofsky (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372823
eISBN:
9780199871773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book came about due to the growing concern that antitrust, a system of regulation that for over a century has had wide professional and public support, is under attack. The recent trend appears ... More


Chicago School Reform: Harold Washington and a New Era of Decentralization

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the racial politics of Mayor Harold Washington’s election, his education summit, and the supporters and critics of the 1988 Chicago School Reform Act. Harold Washington’s ... More


Thoughts on the Chicago Legacy in U.S. Antitrust

Richard Schmalensee

in How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372823
eISBN:
9780199871773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This paper argues that the victories and even the losses of the Chicago School as constructive, because the losses stimulated more rigorous thinking. It revisits the theoretical battles of the 1950s ... More


Fixing Knowledge: Pacific Coast Chinese Leaders’ Management of the Chicago School of Sociology

Lisa Rose Mar

in Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

In 1924, Robert Park, a sociologist from the University of Chicago, directed a study that asked: Were Asians more like blacks or whites? To find the answer, Anglo American researchers interviewed ... More


Planting the Seeds of a Chicago Tradition

David Colander and Craig Freedman

in Where Economics Went Wrong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179209
eISBN:
9780691184050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179209.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter traces the beginning of economics at the University of Chicago to study the development of a Chicago tradition. The Chicago tradition begins with James Laughlin, the first chair and ... More


Ashes and Diamonds: The Rise of the Chicago School

David Colander and Craig Freedman

in Where Economics Went Wrong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179209
eISBN:
9780691184050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179209.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines the postwar Chicago School. Understanding the transformation that defined the Chicago School, and the way in which that transformation slots into broader changes within the ... More


Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, 1885-1945

Lisa Rose Mar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199733132
eISBN:
9780199866533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733132.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, World Medieval History

This work traces several generations of Chinese “brokers,” ethnic leaders who acted as intermediaries between the Chinese and Anglo worlds of Canada. At the time, most Chinese could not vote and many ... More


Conservative Economics and Antitrust: A Variety of Influences

F. M. Scherer

in How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372823
eISBN:
9780199871773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This paper observes that antitrust analysis has moved sharply to the conservative side and emphasizes the complexity of issues. First, it notes that the move toward less enforcement does not reflect ... More


The Chicago School’s Foundation Is Flawed: Antitrust Protects Consumers, Not Efficiency

John B. Kirkwood and Robert H. Lande

in How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372823
eISBN:
9780199871773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This paper demonstrates that the Chicago School is wrong, as to both congressional intent and to recent case law. It begins by demonstrating that the wealth transfer concern is the primary reason for ... More


Economic Analysis of Exclusionary Vertical Conduct: Where Chicago Has Overshot the Mark: Economic Analysis of Exclusionary Vertical Conduct: Where Chicago Has Overshot the Mark

Steven C. Salop

in How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372823
eISBN:
9780199871773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter presents two papers that take issue with Chicago School thinking at the most basic levels, rejecting the ideas that vertical arrangements rarely if ever can harm consumers, exclusionary ... More


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