nep-hpe New Economics Papers
on History and Philosophy of Economics
Issue of 2023‒12‒04
four papers chosen by
Erik Thomson, University of Manitoba

  1. Book Review of Sergio Cremaschi, "David Ricardo. An Intellectual Biography" By Ghislain Deleplace
  2. Writing Matters By Feld, Jan; Lines, Corinna; Ross, Libby
  3. On Some Myths about Ricardo’s Theory of Money By Ghislain Deleplace
  4. Tradition monétaire, approche réelle : retour sur la synthèse classico-keynésienne ou marxo-keynésienne By Nicolas Piluso

  1. By: Ghislain Deleplace (LED - Laboratoire d'Economie Dionysien - UP8 - Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis)
    Abstract: The paper is a book review of Sergio Cremaschi's David Ricardo. An Intellectual Biography, published in 2022. It argues that Cremaschi's book testifies to the difficulty of applying intellectual history to the biographical genre, which is concerned with the portrait of an individual rather than the picture of a milieu. The paper nevertheless concludes that the book will be read with pleasure by all those who admire in Ricardo the fascinating economist that was also a gracious person.
    Keywords: Ricardo David, Biography, Intellectual history, economic epistemology
    Date: 2023
  2. By: Feld, Jan (Victoria University of Wellington); Lines, Corinna (Write Limited in Wellington); Ross, Libby (Write Limited in Wellington)
    Abstract: For papers to have scientific impact, they need to impress our peers in their role as referees, journal editors, and members of conference committees. Does better writing help our papers make it past these gatekeepers? In this study, we estimate the effect of writing quality by comparing how 30 economists judge the quality of papers written by PhD students in economics. Each economist judged five papers in their original version and five different papers that had been language edited. No economist saw both versions of the same paper. Our results show that writing matters. Compared to the original versions, economists judge edited versions as higher quality; they are more likely to accept edited versions for a conference; and they believe that edited versions have a better chance of being accepted at a good journal.
    Keywords: academic writing, writing quality, economics, randomized experiment
    JEL: A10
    Date: 2023–11
  3. By: Ghislain Deleplace (LED - Laboratoire d'Economie Dionysien - UP8 - Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis)
    Abstract: The purpose of the chapter is to challenge two widely-held myths about Ricardo's theory of money and to suggest another view in which the relationship between the value and the quantity of money owes nothing to a commodity-theory of money (Section 2) or to the Quantity Theory of Money (Section 3) but puts the market price of the standard of money centre-stage (Section 4). Ricardo's applied pronouncements on money then appear as direct consequences of this theory (Section 5).
    Keywords: Ricardo David, Money, Standard of money, Quantity theory of money, Monetary policy
    Date: 2023
  4. By: Nicolas Piluso (CERTOP - Centre d'Etude et de Recherche Travail Organisation Pouvoir - UT2J - Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT - Université de Toulouse - UT3 - Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT - Université de Toulouse - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UT3 - Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT - Université de Toulouse)
    Abstract: L'ouvrage « 3 siècles de pensée économique, histoire comparative et illustrée » (chez JDH) a été écrit pour rendre hommage aux enseignements d'André Segura (enseignant chercheur à l'Université de Toulon). L'ouvrage reconstitue sous forme de synthèse les cours qu'il a donnés dans les années 80 à 2010 tout en ajoutant plusieurs références (Cartelier, Deleplace, Rebeyrol, Diatkine, et des réflexions personnelles). C'est pourquoi cet ouvrage lui est dédié. Dans ce fichier, je propose un chapitre « inédit » du livre sur la base d'une problématique posée par André Segura dans un article publié dans la Revue Française d'Economie dans les années 90 : la synthèse post-classique ou marxo-keynésienne est-elle possible ? J'apporte dans ce chapitre un éclairage complémentaire à celui fourni par André Segura dans son article de recherche. Ce chapitre inédit a été relu et commenté par André. Néanmoins, toute erreur éventuellement présente dans le texte ne relève que de ma responsabilité.
    Keywords: approche réelle, tradition monétaire, Keynes, Sraffa, Marx, Postkeynésiens
    Date: 2023–10–20

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