Working Papers

Whatever Happened to History of Science? How Scholarship Became Politicized Story-Telling

Author: 
John Staddon
Publication Number: 
2020-10
Publication Date: 
Monday, September 21, 2020

In this piece I look at just one small corner of science history touching on biology, psychology and political science.

Domar, Expectations, and Growth Stabilization

Author: 
Mauro Boianovsky
Publication Number: 
2020-09
Publication Date: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Evsey Domar put forward in a couple of articles in the 1940s a “guaranteed income growth proposal.” For the first time in macroeconomics, economic policy was supposed to work merely through the impact of its announcement on expectations.

Uncertainty and the Limits of Markets

Author: 
Roni Hirsch
Publication Number: 
2020-08
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2020

The article considers the place of the neoclassical equilibrium model as the basis for current views of markets as fair, efficient, or both.

Hayek’s Treatment of Legal Positivism

Author: 
Daniel Nientiedt
Publication Number: 
2020-07
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Friedrich Hayek devoted the later part of his career to investigating the legal rules required for the existence of a free society.

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