History of Economics or a Selected History of Economics?
While research on the history of economics can be important to modern economics, the work of historians of economics is more often than reasonable associated with either non-contemporary or heterodox issues. I provide quantitative evidence of this, by analyzing the publications in the three main history of economics journals over the last fourteen years (1993-2006). This trend must change if the work of historians of economics is to be taken seriously by mainstream economists.
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- Kenneth Arrow, 2001. "The five most significant developments in economics of the twentieth century," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(3), pages 298-304.
- Esther-Mirjam Sent, 1999. "The randomness of rational expectations: a perspective on Sargent's early incentives," The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(3), pages 439-471.
- Olivier Blanchard, 2000.
"What Do We Know about Macroeconomics that Fisher and Wicksell Did Not?,"
The Quarterly Journal of Economics,
Oxford University Press, vol. 115(4), pages 1375-1409.
- Olivier Blanchard, 2000. "What do we know about Macroeconomics that Fisher and Wicksell did not?," NBER Working Papers 7550, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Moscati, Ivan, 2008. "More Economics, Please: We'Re Historians Of Economics," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, vol. 30(01), pages 85-92, March.
- Mark Blaug, 2001. "No History of Ideas, Please, We're Economists," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 15(1), pages 145-164, Winter.
- Weintraub, E. Roy, 2007. "Economic Science Wars," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, vol. 29(03), pages 267-282, September.
- Kenneth E. Boulding, 1971. "After Samuelson, Who Needs Adam Smith?," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, vol. 3(2), pages 225-237, Fall.
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