Working Papers

Impact Factor Pressures, Scientific Practices, and the Place of Survey Articles in the History of Economics

Author: 
Erich Pinzón-Fuchs, Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche, and Catherine Herfeld
Publication Number: 
2019-09
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2019

The literature in the history of economics has grown to an extent that it is almost impossible for an individual to read, study, and assimilate all the recent works even in a specialized area.

Paul Samuelson’s Ways to Macroeconomic Dynamics

Author: 
Mauro Boianovsky
Publication Number: 
2019-08
Publication Date: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

Samuelson kept optimization-based problems separated from macroeconomic dynamics in his Foundations, where dynamics were defined in terms of difference and differential equations. Despite some criticism of his “correspondence principle” of stability analysis by D.F. Gordon, D.

Divergence and Convergence: Paul Samuelson on Economic Development

Author: 
Mauro Boianovsky
Publication Number: 
2019-07
Publication Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019

The theory of economic development was an exception to Paul Samuelson’s claim of being a “generalist” in economics. It was a hard subject to tackle analytically because of the intrinsic difficulty of some of the concepts involved, such as increasing returns and long-term economic evolution.

The Development of the Continental Rule through Law

Author: 
Nadia E. Nedzel
Publication Number: 
2019-06
Publication Date: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

This will be the third chapter in a forthcoming book on the Rule of Law, Economic Development, and Corporate Governance.  The first chapter will introduce the book’s themes and theses, the second (already on SSRN) gives the history of the development of the English concept of the Rule of Law, and

Douglass North as a Political Economist

Author: 
Rafael Galvão de Almeida
Publication Number: 
2019-05
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019

This article explores Douglass North’s intellectual development as a political economist and an interdisciplinary researcher.

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