nep-hpe New Economics Papers
on History and Philosophy of Economics
Issue of 2007‒09‒09
four papers chosen by
Erik Thomson
University of Chicago

  1. Silvio Gesell, socialiste proudhonien et réformateur monétaire By Jérôme Blanc
  2. John Maynard Keynes and Ludwig von Mises on Probability By van den Hauwe, Ludwig
  3. Fisheries Economics and 20 years with Marine Resource Economics: A Citation Analysis By Eggert, Håkan
  4. The End of (Economic) History By Jean-Paul Fitoussi

  1. By: Jérôme Blanc (LEFI - Laboratoire d'économie de la firme et des institutions - [Université Lumière - Lyon II])
    Abstract: Œuvre postérieure à Proudhon mais reliée à lui, la proposition d’une économie franche et plus spécifiquement d’une monnaie franche par Silvio Gesell, auteur allemand venu sur le tard à l’économie, socialiste proudhonien, décrit par beaucoup comme une sorte de prophète, a jusqu’ici, mais en partie seulement, échappé au destin peu enviable de la plupart des propositions de réforme monétaire qualifiées d'utopiques. Après avoir survolé la vie et l’œuvre de Silvio Gesell, on s’intéressera aux relations que sa pensée entretient avec celle de Proudhon avant de se centrer sur sa proposition de réforme monétaire — ce qui signifie qu’on laissera de côté son analyse spécifique de la terre et ses conclusions relatives à la rente foncière.
    Keywords: Histoire de la pensée économique;socialisme;Proudhon;Gesell;idées monétaires
    Date: 2007–08–28
  2. By: van den Hauwe, Ludwig
    Abstract: The economic paradigms of Ludwig von Mises on the one hand and of John Maynard Keynes on the other have been correctly recognized as antithetical at the theoretical level, and as antagonistic with respect to their practical and public policy implications. Characteristically they have also been vindicated by opposing sides of the political spectrum. Nevertheless the respective views of these authors with respect to the meaning and interpretation of probability exhibit a closer conceptual affinity than has been acknowledged in the literature. In particular it is argued that in some relevant respects Ludwig von Mises´ interpretation of the concept of probability exhibits a closer affinity with the interpretation of probability developed by his opponent John Maynard Keynes than with the views on probability espoused by his brother Richard von Mises. Nevertheless there also exist significant differences between the views of Ludwig von Mises and those of John Maynard Keynes with respect to probability. One of these is highlighted more particularly: where John Maynard Keynes advocated a monist view of probability, Ludwig von Mises embraced a dualist view of probability, according to which the concept of probability has two different meanings each of which is valid in a particular area or context. It is concluded that both John Maynard Keynes and Ludwig von Mises presented highly nuanced views with respect to the meaning and interpretation of probability.
    Keywords: General Methodology; Austrian Methodology; Keynesian Methodology; Quantitative and Qualitative Probability Concepts: Meaning and Interpretation; Frequency Interpretation; Logical Interpretation; John Maynard Keynes; Ludwig von Mises; Richard von Mises;
    JEL: B50 B53 B40 B49 C00 B00
    Date: 2007–03–12
  3. By: Eggert, Håkan (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)
    Abstract: This paper reviews the impact of articles published in the Marine Resource Economics and within the field of fisheries economics in general over the period 1954-2004. Specific attention is given to the years 1984-2004, which is the period that Marine Resource Economics have been published. The degree of influence is assessed using citation analysis. I present the most cited papers in Marine Resource, the top ten all time cited fisheries economics papers and the most cited papers during each decade over the last 30 years. By analysing the trend of recently published papers, I can assess which ones are projected to be most influential.<p>
    Keywords: Fisheries economics; Marine resource economics; ISI
    JEL: Q22
    Date: 2006–04–01
  4. By: Jean-Paul Fitoussi (Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Économiques)
    Date: 2007

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