nep-pke New Economics Papers
on Post Keynesian Economics
Issue of 2010‒09‒25
two papers chosen by
Karl Petrick
University of the West Indies

  1. Neuroeconomics: Constructing Identity By John B. Davis
  2. Marxian Economics Today By Joan Robinson

  1. By: John B. Davis (Department of Economics, Marquette University, and Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam)
    Abstract: This paper asks whether neuroeconomics will make instrumental use of neuroscience to adjudicate existing disputes in economics or be more seriously informed by neuroscience in ways that might transform economics. The paper pursues the question by asking how neuroscience constructs an understanding of individuals as whole persons. The body of the paper is devoted to examining two approaches: Don Ross’s neurocellular approach to neuroeconomics and Joseph Dumit’s cultural anthropological science organization approach. The accounts are used to identify boundaries on single individual explanations. With that space Andy Clark’s external scaffolding view and Nathaniel Wilcox’s socially distributed cognition view are employed.
    Keywords: neuroeconomics, behavioral economics, neurocellular economics
    JEL: A12 B41
    Date: 2010
  2. By: Joan Robinson
    Abstract: Marx himself certainly thought that political economy was a subject of most urgent importance for a "theoretician of the revolutionary proletariat". Marx took over the orthodox theory of his day according to which an explanation of the relative prices of particular commodities was to be found in their relative costs in terms of labour time. [Working Paper No. 010]
    Keywords: political economy, revolutionary, proletariat, commodities,
    Date: 2010

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