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« Appliquer la théorie économique de l’équilibre général » : de Walras à Leontief
[Applying general equilibrium theory: from Walras to Leontief]

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  • Akhabbar, Amanar
  • Lallement, Jerôme

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The way the expresssion "applied economics" was employed changed deeply from one author to another. In this article we examine the meaning of this concept in Leon Walras' and Wassily Leontief's works regarding mathematical models of general interdependence and general equilibrium. It appears that empirical analysis played very different roles in their works but that they both considered economics should develop policy-oriented theory.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 30210.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30210

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Keywords: Leontief; Walras; Keynes; épistémologye; application; general equilibrium theory; input output analysis; economic policy;

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  1. Roger E. Backhouse & Jeff Biddle, 2000. "The Concept of Applied Economics: A History of Ambiguity and Multiple Meanings," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, vol. 32(5), pages 1-24, Supplemen.
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