Working Papers

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.

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

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