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Political Economy And The ‘Modern View’ As Reflected In The History Of Economic Thought

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  • Mário Graça Moura

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  • António Almodovar

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This paper focuses on the gradual decomposition of classical political economy and its transformation into ‘economics’, a process which was to culminate in the conception of ‘theory’ as a mere engine of analysis. Why exactly did modern ‘economics’ become accepted? What was meant to be achieved – and was it? And why did some writers reject both old political economy and modern economics? We intend to contribute to an understanding of these issues by analysing a set of representative histories of economic ideas from this period: those by Luigi Cossa (1880), John Kells Ingram (1915, originally published in 1888), and Charles Gide and Charles Rist (1915).

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  • Mário Graça Moura & António Almodovar, 2012. "Political Economy And The ‘Modern View’ As Reflected In The History Of Economic Thought," FEP Working Papers 476, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
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    1. Tony Lawson, 2006. "The nature of heterodox economics," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 30(4), pages 483-505, July.
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    Keywords

    : History of Economic Thought; Methodology; Classical Economics.;

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    • B1 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925
    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology

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