Knowledge, Truth and the History of Economic Thought
Edited by Stephan Boehm, Christian Gehrke, Heinz D. Kurz and Richard Sturn
This thought-provoking book discusses the concept of progress in economics and investigates whether any advance has been made in its different spheres of research. The authors look back at the history, successes and failures of their respective fields and thoroughly examine the notion of progress from an epistemological and methodological perspective.
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- Chapter 1: Does Progress matter?
- Chapter 2: Is there really progress in economics?
- Chapter 3: On Applying Foucauldian methods to the history of economic thought
- Chapter 4: A conservative approach to progress in economics
- Chapter 5: Metaphors in the Wealth of Nations
- Chapter 6: On progress and the history of economic thought
- Chapter 7: Scientific progress: complexities of a contestable concept
- Chapter 8: Progress in economics
- Chapter 9: Apparent progress due to forgetfulness or reinterpretation
- Chapter 10: Is there progress in normative economics?
- Chapter 11: New lines of research in monetary economics
- Chapter 12: The credit theory of Carl Knies
- Chapter 13: On the new economic geography and the progress of geographical economics
- Chapter 14: How new is the 'new trade theory' of the past two decades?
- Chapter 15: The 'institutional factor' in the theory of international trade: new vs. old trade theories*
- Chapter 16: Location theory and mathematical programming: progress or rediscovery?
- Chapter 17: Contemporary responses to the Tableau Economique
- Chapter 18: Progess in Austrian economics from Menger to Lachmann
- Chapter 19: Walras' law and the IS–LM model: a tale of progress and regress
- Chapter 20: Information costs, deliberation costs and transaction costs: a parallel treatment*
- Chapter 21: Produced quantities and returns in Sraffa's theory of normal prices: textual evidence and analytical issues
- Chapter 22: On the long-period method: a comment on Ravagnani
- Chapter 23: Sraffa's price equations: a stationary economy or 'normal positions'?
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