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A ‘new politics’ of austerity, workfare and gender? The UK coalition government's welfare reform proposals

Julie MacLeavy.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Economic Methodology. 7714 words.

This paper considers the UK coalition government's austerity drive, which attempts to garner public support for the reduction or withdrawal of welfare entitlements through appeals to...

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Adam Smith’s ‘History of Astronomy’ and view of science

Kwangsu Kim.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Individual Economists; Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 13951 words.

This paper aims to clarify Adam Smith’s view of science that has been found in his capacity as a historian or philosopher of science. It is shown that Smith assesses scientific activities...

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Against Mechanism: Methodology for an Evolutionary Economics

A. Allan Schmid and Paul Thompson.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 0 words.

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Agency and neoliberalism

Mary V. Wrenn.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Methodology. 6828 words.

The intensification of neoliberalism requires institutions and mental models that are not only complementary, but also interactively reinforcing. Since an individual’s agency is the product...

Aggregate structural macroeconomic analysis: a reconsideration and defence

Mark Setterfield and Shyam Gouri Suresh.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 10667 words.

Aggregate structural macroeconomic analysis (ASMA) is frequently criticised for being ad hoc and justified (if at all) only as a pragmatic expedient. This paper argues instead that ASMA is...

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Agricultural Industrialization: A Metaeconomics Look at the Metaphors by which we Live

Gary D. Lynne.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Methodology; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

Agriculture continues to be driven by rapid technological change on the base of a particular kind of value system. This path produces an abundance and variety of high-quality food and...

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Ambivalence of class subjectivity: the sharecroppers of the post-bellum southern USA

Serap A. Kayatekin.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2009; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic Methodology; Agricultural Economics. 9538 words.

The paper argues that the economic literature on sharecropping uses a modernist notion of subjectivity that fails to explain the complexity of economic behaviour or the social context in...

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Anglo-Saxon vs Continental Scholarship: On Critical Editions of Economic Classics

Giancarlo de Vivo.

in Contributions to Political Economy

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925); Economic Methodology. 5335 words.

The present paper discusses different editions of economic classics, in particular focusing on the recent edition of the economic works of François Quesnay, published by the Paris Institut...

The Australian growth miracle: an evolutionary macroeconomic explanation

John Foster.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2016; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology; General Aggregative Models; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity. 9098 words.

An evolutionary macroeconomic approach is applied to explain economic growth in Australia from 1901 to 2008. Support is found for the hypothesis that there were two distinct developmental...

The autonomisation of abstract wealth: new insights on the labour theory of value

Tomas Nielsen Rotta and Rodrigo Alves Teixeira.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2016; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (to 1925); History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 9345 words.

We theorise the forms of value in the Marxist system in a way that challenges the dominant tradition. The standard procedure has been to read Marx’s Capital as an analysis that...

Behavioural and experimental economics: are they really transforming economics?

Ana C. Santos.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Design of Experiments; Economic Methodology. 12876 words.

Behavioural and experimental economics are part of an increasingly pluralistic mainstream economics, sharing with other recently established research programmes the revision of fundamental...

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Better to be rough and relevant than to be precise and irrelevant: Reddaway's legacy to economics

Ajit Singh.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Economic Methodology; Economic Education and Teaching of Economics. 8533 words.

Professor W. B. Reddaway (known to friends and colleagues as Brian Reddaway) was an exceptional economist who had a huge influence on how economics in Cambridge has been taught and...

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Building Economic Models Corresponding to the Real World

Ray Huffaker.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Economic Methodology. 6329 words.

Increasingly, there are calls to audit models used in public policy for how accurately they portray the reality facing policy makers. Although models cannot be logically verified as...

Can neuroscience inform economics? Rationality, emotions and preference formation

Nuno Martins.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2011; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Welfare and Poverty; Microeconomics; Economic Methodology. 8460 words.

The interaction between neuroscience and economics has gained much prominence recently, leading to the emergence of the new and expanding field of neuroeconomics. I will argue that,...

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Capital’s humpback bridge: ‘financialisation’ and the rate of turnover in Marx’s economic theory

Marco Veronese Passarella and Hervé Baron.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Aggregative Models; Economic Methodology; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards). 16152 words.

The article aims to shed light on the role played by the ‘rate of turnover’ of capital in Marx’s economic theory. Oddly enough, such a concept has been neglected by most of Marx’s scholars...

The Challenge of Postmodernism to Applied Economics

Luther Tweeten and Carl Zulauf.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology. 0 words.

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The change in Sraffa's philosophical thinking

John B. Davis.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology. 9322 words.

The availability of Piero Sraffa's unpublished manuscripts and correspondence at Trinity College Library, Cambridge, has made it possible to begin to set out a more complete account of...

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Chapter 18 of The General Theory ‘further analysed’: economics as a way of thinking

Anna M. Carabelli and Mario A. Cedrini.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; Individual Economists; Economic Methodology. 14955 words.

This paper revisits chapter 18 of Keynes’s The General Theory in the light of A Treatise on Probability. It shows that the notions of cause and independence used to discuss the...

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Class structure and economic inequality

Edward N. Wolff and Ajit Zacharias.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Capitalist Systems; Microeconomics; Economic Methodology. 12104 words.

Existing empirical schemas of class structure do not specify the capitalist class in an adequate manner. We propose a schema in which the specification of capitalist households is based on...

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Classical Theory of Investment: Panel Cointegration Evidence From 13 EU Countries

Constantinos Alexiou, Persefoni Tsaliki and Lefteris Tsoulfidis.

in Contributions to Political Economy

June 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Econometric Modelling. 7076 words.

In the realm of macroeconomic theory, it is well established that investment decisions play an instrumental role in the determination of the level of output and employment; nevertheless,...