Working Papers

Simon Kuznets and Russia: An Uneasy Relation

Author: 
Moshe Syrquin
Publication Number: 
2021-13
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Simon Kuznets was born and educated in Russia and the Soviet Ukraine. He completed his economic education and adopted his research methodology in the United States where Wesley Mitchell was a major influence during his early career.

Who Is (Your) Geoff Harcourt? Afterword Two on the Man

Author: 
Avi J. Cohen
Publication Number: 
2021-12
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 14, 2021

In 2022, Cambridge University Press is publishing a 50th anniversary edition of Geoff Harcourt’s "Some Cambridge Controversies in the Theory of Capital." Avi J.

Some Notes on the Life of a Book

Author: 
Tiago Mata
Publication Number: 
2021-11
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 14, 2021

In 2022, Cambridge University Press is publishing a 50th anniversary edition of Geoff Harcourt’s "Some Cambridge Controversies in the Theory of Capital." Tiago Mata’s essay is a study of the book’s global career, tracing its reach in terms of geography and in terms of readerships.

Emigration with a Pulled Handbrake: Friedrich A. Lutz’s Internal Methodenstreit

Author: 
Lachezar Grudev
Publication Number: 
2021-10
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

My paper reconstructs the path of German economist Friedrich A. Lutz (1901–1975) to American economics. The correspondence with his former teacher Walter Eucken, the founder of the Freiburg School, constitutes a crucial and yet unexplored source for the paper.

Frank Plumpton Ramsey: A Feminist Economist?

Author: 
Soroush Marouzi
Publication Number: 
2021-09
Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021

This paper is an attempt to historicize Frank Plumpton Ramsey’s Apostle talks delivered from 1923 to 1925 within the social and political context of the time. In his talks, Ramsey discusses socialism, psychoanalysis, and the British women’s movement.

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