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Is there any progress in Economics? Some answers from the historians of economic thought


  • Antonio Almodovar

    () (CEMPRE, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto)

  • Maria de Fátima Brandão

    () (CEMPRE, Faculdade de Economia,Universidade do Porto)


In our paper we look back and review some of the old books on the history of economic thought. This exercise allows us not only to scan and line up a possible range of different views on progress, but also to perceive why progress itself sometimes becomes an explicit issue within those histories. At the same time, this inquiry shed some light over the path that led to Schumpeter and Blaug views on the history of economics.

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  • Antonio Almodovar & Maria de Fátima Brandão, 2005. "Is there any progress in Economics? Some answers from the historians of economic thought," FEP Working Papers 192, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
  • Handle: RePEc:por:fepwps:192

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    1. Gianni De Fraja & Alberto Iozzi, "undated". "Short Term and Long Term Effects of Price Cap Regulation," Discussion Papers 00/61, Department of Economics, University of York.
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    Progress; Economic Thought;

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    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • B0 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General

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