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Acts of Mathematical Creation

Paul Erickson

in The World the Game theorists Made

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226097039
eISBN:
9780226097206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226097206.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Despite the ex post facto identification of a number of “anticipations” of game-theoretic results through history, it is generally agreed that modern game theory’s founding work was mathematician ... More


From GATT to the WTO

Petros C. Mavroidis

in The Regulation of International Trade: GATT

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029841
eISBN:
9780262333894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029841.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter begins with a review of the history of the multilateral trade order starting with Bretton Woods and the negotiating record in order to understand the intentions of the framers. The ... More


Economic Theory, Information and Management in Shipbroking: Fearnley and Eger as a Case Study, 1869-1972

Levis R. Fischer and Helge W. Nordvik

in Management, Finance and Industrial Relations in Maritime Industries: Essays in International Maritime and Business History

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588542
eISBN:
9781786944887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588542.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay strives to examine the definitions and conditions of economic theory and management, and directs its research to issues of management and information in a maritime enterprise. It is ... More


Key decisions and their consequences

Susan Strange

in Casino Capitalism: with an introduction by Matthew Watson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992651
eISBN:
9781526104168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992651.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We are looking for the key decisions which have altered the course of world economic history in recent times, and which have shaped the development of the world economy and determined shifts in the ... More


The making and remaking of ‘common sense’ about British economic policy

Peter Clarke

in The art of the possible: Politics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090714
eISBN:
9781781708798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090714.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Economic policy has often been written about as though it were simply a vulgarized version of economic theory. Admittedly, nobody supposes that the content of economic theory is inviolable or ... More


From Ecclesiastical to Market Economy

Dotan Leshem

in The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231177764
eISBN:
9780231541749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177764.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The sixth chapter (From Ecclesiastical to Market Economy) revises some of the main aspects of Arendt’s and Foucault’s critical accounts of modernity. It also discusses the definition of: the economy; ... More


The Behavioral Economics of Envy: What Can We Learn from It?

Jérémy Celse

in Envy at Work and in Organizations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190228057
eISBN:
9780190629458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228057.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Standard Economic Theory (SET) relies on two main assumptions about human behavior: self-interest and rationality rule. These two assumptions are laden with gaps, particularly related to emotions ... More


Fifty Years of Economics in Language Policy: Critical Assessment and Priorities

François Grin

in The Economics of Language Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034708
eISBN:
9780262335980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034708.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers a broad-based overview of language economics. Rather than assuming that the field can be characterized derivatively from the observation of “what economists do” when they talk ... More


Money, Banks, and Creditworthiness Three Myths?

Simone Polillo

in Conservatives Versus Wildcats: A Sociology of Financial Conflict

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785099
eISBN:
9780804785556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785099.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The chapter discusses three myths that underlie current conceptualizations of money, credit, and creditworthiness. The first --that money is fungible--describes it as a neutral means of accounting ... More


Modeling the Economy

Dotan Leshem

in The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231177764
eISBN:
9780231541749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177764.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The second chapter (Modeling the Economy) reformulates the Christian doctrine into three “economic models” and a “transcription principle” that enables their concatenation. It also presents a trial ... More


The Roots of the Crisis

Sanjay G. Reddy

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The crisis has its origins in part in the ‘high theory’ provided by mainstream economists, who have helped to create the perception that a deregulated financial market could be an instrument of ... More


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