Working Papers

An Account of "the Core" in Economic Theory

Author: 
Jonathan F. Cogliano
Publication Number: 
2019-17
Publication Date: 
Monday, September 16, 2019

The concept of ‘the core’ originates in cooperative game theory and its introduction to economics in the 1960s as a basis for proofs of existence of general equilibrium is one of the earliest attempts to use game theory to address big questions in economics.

"I Had Always Operated on the Outside": A Conversation with E. Roy Weintraub on the History of Economics, Science Studies and Academic Morals

Author: 
Yann Giraud
Publication Number: 
2019-16
Publication Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

A transcription of a 2019 conversation with the Duke University historian E. Roy Weintraub on his intellectual development over the 1980s from mathematician to economist to historian.

Embracing at Arm’s Length: Ronald Coase’s Uneasy Relationship with the Chicago School

Author: 
Steven G. Medema
Publication Number: 
2019-15
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

This paper takes up Coase’s views on the Chicago school, as found in his published and, especially, unpublished writings, beginning already in the early 1960s, prior to his appointment at Chicago.

Between LSE and Cambridge: Accounting for Ronald Coase’s Fascination with Alfred Marshall

Author: 
Steven G. Medema
Publication Number: 
2019-14
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

We examine Coase’s biographical work on Marshall and his discussions of Marshall’s economics for clues as to the sources of Coase’s affinity for Marshall. And as we shall see, the evidence suggests explanations that are at once personal and professional.
 

The Road to Serfdom after 75 Years

Author: 
Bruce Caldwell
Publication Number: 
2019-13
Publication Date: 
Friday, August 2, 2019

F. A. Hayek published The Road to Serfdom in 1944, so 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the event.

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