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The Changing Role of Education in Economic Analysis

Jacob Mincer

in Jacob Mincer: A Founding Father of Modern Labor Economics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199211319
eISBN:
9780191705748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211319.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The idea that education can provide benefits, even economic ones, is certainly an old one. At least by the late 18th century, some people started thinking about skilled individuals as a kind of ... More


Capital Controversies: Ancient and Modern

John Hicks

in Economic Perspectives: Further Essays on Money and Growth

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284079
eISBN:
9780191596421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284071.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter does not attempt to make a survey of all the known controversies about capital. Instead, it does something much more modest. It takes one particular point, which has figured in many such ... More


Introduction: William Petty and Political Arithmetic

Ted McCormick

in William Petty: And the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547890
eISBN:
9780191720529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547890.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter introduces William Petty and his invention, political arithmetic, setting both in historiographical perspective. It discusses the particular challenges posed by Petty's voluminous ... More


The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics

George F. DeMartino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199730568
eISBN:
9780199896776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730568.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Economists alter the course of economic affairs and thereby affect the life chances of current and future generations. They do this through their scholarship and teaching, and through their ... More


Discourse and Discipline

Keith Tribe

in Constructing Economic Science: The Invention of a Discipline 1850-1950

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190491741
eISBN:
9780190491772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491741.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter advances the claim that to understand the development of economic knowledge from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, one needs to understand the new location that this ... More


A Look at the Landscape

John Kenneth Galbraith

in Economics in Perspective: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171647
eISBN:
9781400889075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171647.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the history of economics and the events that shaped that history. It first considers the nature and content of economics, taking into account questions related to the theory of ... More


Epilogue: From Petty to Marx

Ted McCormick

in William Petty: And the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547890
eISBN:
9780191720529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547890.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This brief epilogue considers perhaps the most important episode in Petty's posthumous subsumption into the disciplinary history of economics, which remains the chief basis of his fame today: his ... More


William Petty and Political Arithmetic: The Origins of GDP

Philipp Lepenies

in The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175104
eISBN:
9780231541435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175104.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Describes how in the 17th century, the Englishman William Petty proposed the idea of "political arithmetic" - i.e. the notion that rulers should base their political decisions on numbers and ... More


Introduction

Jennifer A. Baker and Mark D. White

in Economics and the Virtues: Building a New Moral Foundation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198701392
eISBN:
9780191770661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701392.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The introduction places the volume in the context of the history of economics and ethics and heralds the revival of the ethics of virtue as a new way to conceptualize moral issues within economics. ... More


Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth

James Forder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199683659
eISBN:
9780191763281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683659.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The story of the history of the Phillips curve up to the 1980s is reconsidered. It is argued that none of the principal components of conventional stories is correct. Phillips did not discover the ... More


A Political Economy of Power: Ordoliberalism in Context, 1932-1950

Raphaël Fèvre

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197607800
eISBN:
9780197607831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197607800.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, History of Economic Thought

Today, ordoliberalism is at the center of the ongoing debate about the foundations, the present governance, and future prospects of the European Union—and yet we do not dispose of a comprehensive ... More


Introduction

James Forder

in Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199683659
eISBN:
9780191763281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683659.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The aim of the book as a rewriting of the history of the Phillips curve, the role of Phillips himself, and, consequently, of the macroeconomics of the post-war period is disclosed. As preliminaries, ... More


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