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A critical assessment of transaction cost theory and governance of public services with special reference to water and sanitation

Hulya Dagdeviren and Simon A. Robertson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925); Publicly Provided Goods; Public Economics; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Energy and Utilities. 10222 words.

This paper aims to provide a critical assessment of Oliver Williamson’s work on the choice between public and private governance by focusing on his central proposition that public...

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Critical realism and Russian economics

Soltan Dzarasov.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2010; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Individual Economists; Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 8271 words.

The current state of development of critical realism in the west mirrors the methodology developed by the Tsagalov School at Moscow State University in the 1960s. Each draws its inspiration...

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D. Stewart and J. R. McCulloch: economic methodology and the making of orthodoxy

Shin Kubo.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 11252 words.

This article sets out to elucidate how economic methodology relates to the making of what came to be seen as orthodox in the emerging discipline of political economy, focussing on two...

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Dewey on habit, character, order and reform

Stephen Pratten.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Individual Economists; Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 13237 words.

Does Dewey’s account of social reality acknowledge sufficiently its practical dimensions or does his notion of social structure, like Veblen’s, remain ultimately ideational or mentalistic?...

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The disappearance of cooperatives from economics textbooks

Panu Kalmi.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Capitalist Systems; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 9664 words.

Discussion of cooperatives abounded in early twentieth century economics textbooks, but is virtually absent from their modern counterparts. In this paper, I assemble a dataset of economics...

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Do spinoff dynamics or agglomeration externalities drive industry clustering? A reappraisal of Steven Klepper’s work

Ron Boschma.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

August 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Methodology; Economic Development; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 10176 words.

Steven Klepper’s theory of industry clustering based on organizational reproduction and inheritance through spinoffs challenged the Marshallian view on industry clustering. This article...

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Don’t treat too ill my Piero! Interpreting Sraffa's papers

Heinz D. Kurz.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium; Individual Economists; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 22057 words.

In this comment I scrutinise critically some of the views put forward in this Special Issue on Sraffa’s research programme, his accomplishments, and the relationship of his analysis to the...

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The dynamics of intensive cultivation

Christian Bidard.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 3384 words.

If land is uniform in quality, an increase in the demand for agricultural goods leads to the use of more intensive cultivation methods. Though Ricardo saw no difficulties in the...

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Early classics and Quesnay after Sraffa: a suggested interpretation

Jean Cartelier.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 8950 words.

The purpose of the article is to show how useful Sraffa’s formal scheme is for a critical study of classical economists in general and Quesnay’s Tableau économique in particular. Sraffa’s...

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Earw(h)ig: I can’t hear you because your ideas are old

Peter J. Boettke, Christopher J. Coyne and Peter T. Leeson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 8507 words.

This paper provides a critical challenge to the Whig view of economic ideas, which holds that good ideas from the past are embodied in the common scientific wisdom. In contrast to this...

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