Working Papers

Economic Debates under Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of the Income Distribution Controversy in Brazil in the 1970s

Author: 
Alexandre F. S. Andrada and Mauro Boianovsky
Publication Number: 
2019-12
Publication Date: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

This paper investigates the political and economic contexts of the controversy about the causes of the significant increase of income concentration in Brazil during the 1960s. That was the most

Reacting to Samuelson: Early Development Economics and the Factor-Price Equalization Theorem

Author: 
Mauro Boianovsky
Publication Number: 
2019-11
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Paul Samuelson’s famous 1948 “factor price equalization theorem” was his main contribution to international trade theory. He demonstrated conditions under

The United States, Checks and Balances, and a Commercial Republic – An Experiment

Author: 
Nadia E. Nedzel
Publication Number: 
2019-10
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

This chapter explains how the concept of the rule of law grew and changed in the founding of the United States. The United States was founded by people who thought they were

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.

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