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Developing an understanding of meaningful work in economics: the case for a heterodox economics of work

David A. Spencer.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; General Economics; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 7765 words.

The idea that work has meaning and is meaningful beyond its contribution to consumption has been largely absent from mainstream economics. This paper gives reasons for why mainstream...

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Development Economics and Method: A Quarter Century of ABCDE

Kaushik Basu and Andrew Foster.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Economic Methodology; General Economics. 2882 words.

This, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) and also of the Washington Consensus, is a good time to take stock of development...

Do Environmental Interventions Impact Elementary School Students' Lunchtime Milk Selection?

Keiko Goto, Alexandra Waite, Cindy Wolff, Kenny Chan and Maria Giovanni.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economics of Health. 6261 words.

This paper examines whether environmental interventions increase elementary-school students' selection of white milk in the school cafeteria. At intervention school one, white milk was...

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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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Economics as social engineering? Questioning the performativity thesis

Ana C. Santos and João Rodrigues.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology. 8989 words.

The social engineering ambitions of economics have never been so high. Economists are increasingly invited to construct markets from scratch or to design mechanisms that mimic the market....

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Editorial: Cosmetic Surgery in the Academic Review Process

David Hirshleifer.

in The Review of Financial Studies

March 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; General Economics. 5894 words.

Has the academic review process become excessive? In a setting where editors cannot distinguish significant flaws from mere blemishes, reviewers recommend the repair of blemishes in order...

Engineering and the dual nature of technical artefacts

Peter Kroes.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2010; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology. 6330 words.

An analysis of the descriptions of technical artefacts by engineers shows that they use structural and functional concepts in their descriptions. On the basis of this I argue that engineers...

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Environmental law & the limits of markets

Jonathan Benson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2018; p ublished online May 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology; Tort Law. 8986 words.

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A number of writers have drawn on Hayek’s epistemic defence of market institutions to argue that free-markets and tort law are best placed to overcome...

Ethics and Economic Policy for the Food System

Per Pinstrup-Andersen.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Agricultural Economics. 11087 words.

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External Influence as an Indicator of Scholarly Importance

Ho Fai Chan, Bruno S. Frey, Jana Gallus, Markus Schaffner, Benno Torgler and Stephen Whyte.

in CESifo Economic Studies

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Sociology. 10269 words.

Although the external influence of scholars has usually been approximated by publication and citation count, the array of scholarly activities is far more extensive. Today, new...

Finding equilibrium: how important is general equilibrium to the results of geographical economics?

Christopher S. Fowler.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2011; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; General Economics; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 11262 words.

This article proposes a version of the Core-Periphery model in which equilibrium is not assumed a priori, but may develop out of the choices of workers and firms. The research presented...

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Forward-looking contrast explanation, illustrated using the Great Moderation

Jamie Morgan.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economics; Economic Methodology; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit. 13014 words.

In Reorienting Economics, Lawson introduces the concept of contrast explanation, initially defined using the question form ‘why x, rather than y?’ where it is a surprising or unexpected...

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From Farm Management to Agricultural and Applied Economics: The Expansion of a Professional Society as Seen Through a Census of its Dissertations From 1951 to 2005

Michael A. Boland and John M. Crespi.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics. 6451 words.

The authors provide a historical census of all 7,967 graduated doctoral students in agricultural economics from U.S. programs between 1951 and 2005. They provide the first comprehensive...

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THE FTC, IP, AND SSOS: GOVERNMENT HOLD-UP REPLACING PRIVATE COORDINATION

Richard A. Epstein, F. Scott Kieff and Daniel F. Spulber.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; General Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Property Law; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Manufacturing; Welfare Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economic History; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Capitalist Systems; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 21147 words.

In its recent report entitled, “The Evolving IP Marketplace,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposes a far-reaching regulatory approach (Proposal) that is likely to interfere with the...

Gender and Economic Development in Africa: An Overview

Damiano K. Manda and Samuel Mwakubo.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Economic Development. 4911 words.

Despite progress made towards achieving gender equality in African countries for instance by ratification of international and regional conventions and commitments by African countries,...

The gender wage gap among PhDs in the UK

Ute Schulze.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; General Economics; Particular Labour Markets; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics. 13296 words.

This article analyses the gender wage gap (GWG) among PhD graduates in the UK 42 months after their graduation in 2004–5. We find a sizeable overall GWG of 19 log percentage points, which...

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Getting policy-makers to listen to field experiments

Paul Dolan and Matteo M. Galizzi.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Microeconomics. 14900 words.

We start with the premise that the greater use of field experiments in policy would lead to the more efficient use of scarce resources. This paper asks why field experiments are not used as...

The great crash of 2008 and the reform of economics

Geoffrey M. Hodgson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; General Economics; Economics; Economic Methodology; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics. 8192 words.

The 2008 economic crash led to remarkable shifts of opinion among world leaders. Does this crisis create favourable conditions for the reform and revitalisation of economics itself—from a...

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Greening the economy: interrogating sustainability innovations beyond the mainstream

Anna R. Davies and Sue J. Mullin.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2011; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Capitalist Systems; Economic Sociology; Environmental Economics; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Corporate Regulation; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise. 11747 words.

Current international economic and environmental conditions have led to increasing calls for alternative pathways of development. Globally, the language of a green economy is being promoted...

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How monist is heterodoxy?

Rogier De Langhe.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2010; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought; Economic Methodology. 6832 words.

Some heterodox economists, most notably Tony Lawson, have come under suspicion of not being true pluralists, but ‘strategic pluralists’: their advocacy of pluralism is thought to be merely...

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