nep-hpe New Economics Papers
on History and Philosophy of Economics
Issue of 2021‒12‒06
five papers chosen by
Erik Thomson
University of Manitoba

  1. The many faces of health justice By Sudhir Anand
  2. Cognition and Routine Dynamics By Nathalie Lazaric
  3. Federico Pinedo: accionar y enseñanzas By Juan Carlos de Pablo
  4. Revisiting the Properties of Money By Isaiah Hull; Or Sattath
  5. LES UTOPIES DU TRAVAIL ET LE MANAGEMENT : DU 19E AU 21E SIECLES By Gregor Bouville; Jocelyne Barreau

  1. By: Sudhir Anand
    Abstract: This paper develops the idea of health justice as a plural conception. It draws on the literature on justice from philosophy and economics, and investigates its application and reach in the space of health. Several distinctions are invoked in identifying and contrasting different facets of health justice and injustice. These include active versus passive injustice; process fairness versus substantive justice; comparative versus non comparative justice; compensatory and distributive justice. Within distributive justice, the health implications of alternate principles – viz. equality, priority, sufficiency, and efficiency – are examined and evaluated. Many faces of health justice are thus exposed which help to address the varieties of injustice observed in the health sphere.
    Date: 2021–10–20
  2. By: Nathalie Lazaric (GREDEG - Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion - UNS - Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (... - 2019) - COMUE UCA - COMUE Université Côte d'Azur (2015 - 2019) - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - UCA - Université Côte d'Azur)
    Abstract: Cognition is critical for finding different solutions to problems and providing new, robust patterns of action for the performance of routines. Routine Dynamics research provides significant empirical evidence about patterns and performance, and reveals how practices are permanently co-shaped using the notions of artefacts, reflection, replication of knowledge and intentionality. The notions of reflective action and reflective thinking have been identified as critical for current patterns of interdependent actions, thus offering an opportunity to reshape both cognition and the representation of routines that is far from the original conception of the Carnegie School.
    Keywords: Routines,Cognition,organizational dynamics
    Date: 2021–10–18
  3. By: Juan Carlos de Pablo
    Abstract: Federico Pinedo falleció el 10 de setiembre de 1971, hace exactamente medio siglo. Había nacido en 1895. Pinedo y Prebisch: inteligentes, comprometidos, laboriosos, corajudos y discutidos, es el título de un libro que se publicará durante 2022. De Pinedo, 4 veces diputados de la Nación, y 3 ministro de economía, aprendí 3 cosas: cómo debe ser la relación entre el presidente de un país y sus ministros, y que éstos no se deben ocupar exclusivamente de sus carteras; que en los debates se puede discrepar abiertamente, pero en política hay que ser componedor; y que no es necesario saber economía para captar lo esencial del enfoque monetario de la balanza de pagos.
    Date: 2021–11
  4. By: Isaiah Hull; Or Sattath
    Abstract: The properties of money commonly referenced in the economics literature were originally identified by Jevons (1876) and Menger (1892) in the late 1800s and were intended to describe physical currencies, such as commodity money, metallic coins, and paper bills. In the digital era, many non-physical currencies have either entered circulation or are under development, including demand deposits, cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), in-game currencies, and quantum money. These forms of money have novel properties that have not been studied extensively within the economics literature, but may be important determinants of the monetary equilibrium that emerges in the forthcoming era of heightened currency competition. This paper makes the first exhaustive attempt to identify and define the properties of all physical and digital forms of money. It reviews both the economics and computer science literatures and categorizes properties within an expanded version of the original functions-and-properties framework of money that includes societal and regulatory objectives.
    Date: 2021–11
  5. By: Gregor Bouville (iaelyon School of Management, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Magellan); Jocelyne Barreau (UR2 - Université de Rennes 2 - UNIV-RENNES - Université de Rennes)
    Abstract: Les bouleversements du travail causés par la pandémie de COVID-19 et les évocations du monde d'après cette pandémie nous renvoient aux utopies qui accordent une place centrale au travail et soutiennent qu'il faut changer le travail pour changer la société, du 19 e siècle à nos jours. Mais quel rôle revient au management dans ces utopies ou rêves d'une société idéale ? Dans cette communication, nous montrons, tout d'abord, comment l'utopie au travail, présente dans le roman Travail (1901) de Zola, interroge le rôle du management. Puis nous confrontons l'utopie zolienne et celles qu'imaginent des penseurs contemporains. Nous analysons enfin les implications managériales de la démocratisation du travail prônée par les utopistes du 19 e au 21 e siècles. Mots clés : utopie au travail ; leadership ; gouvernance ; démocratie au travail Introduction Utopie, traduction du mot anglais Utopia, titre du roman de Thomas More publié en 1516, est un Pour toutes les citations, nous nous référons à l'édition du texte par Senfina, collection Les Utopistes, Lille, 2013.
    Date: 2021–10–13

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