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    The Methodology of Economics: Or, How Economists Explain.Mark Blaug - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is an examination of the nature of economic explanation. The opening chapters introduce current thinking in the philosophy of science and review the literature on methodology. Professor Blaug then turns to the troublesome question of the logical status of welfare economics, giving the reader an understanding of the outstanding issues in the methodology of economics. This is followed by a series of case studies of leading economic controversies, which shows how controversies in economics may be illuminated by paying (...)
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    Appraising Economic Theories: Studies in the Methodology of Research Programs.Mark Blaug & Neil de Marchi (eds.) - 1991 - Edward Elgar.
    Papers produced for a conference of economists, economic methodologists and historians of economics, convened to reflect on the question of whether MSRP - the methodology of scientific research programmes - has proved useful in the light of 20 years' experience.
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    Economic Theory in Retrospect.Mark Blaug - 1997 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a history of economic thought from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes - but it is a history with a difference. Firstly, it is a history of economic theory, not of economic doctrines, that is, it is consistently focused on theoretical analysis, undiluted by entertaining historical digressions or biological colouring. Secondly, it includes detailed Reader's Guides to nine of the major texts of economics, namely the works of Smith, Ricardo, Mill, Marx, Marshall, Wickstead, Wicksell, Walras and Keynes, in (...)
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  4. Ricardian Economics: A Historical Study.Mark Blaug - 1959 - Science and Society 23 (3):263-266.
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    Comment On D. Wade Hands, “Karl Popper and Economic Methodology: A New Look”: Mark Blaug.Mark Blaug - 1985 - Economics and Philosophy 1 (2):286-288.
    The central argument of this interesting paper is that Popper appears to be inconsistent: on the one hand, he preaches methodological monism-scientific method in the social sciences is identical to scientific method in the natural sciences-and on the other hand he advocates “situational analysis” as the unique method of the social sciences. Situational analysis is nothing but our old neoclassical friend, the rationality principle-individual maximizing behavior subject to constraints-and thus, Popper seems to be saying, neoclassical economics is the only valid (...)
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    N. Emrah Aydinonat's The Invisible Hand in Economics: How Economists Explain Unintended Social Consequences. London/New York: Routledge, 2008, 272 Pp. [REVIEW]Mark Blaug - 2009 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 2 (1):123.
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    David Hume (1711-1776) and James Steuart.Mark Blaug - 1991 - Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt., Usa : E. Elgar Publishing Company.
    David Hume is best known for his work on political philosophy. However, he wrote a series of essays on money, population and international trade which must rank among the major economic writings of the 18th century. Certainly they influenced Adam Smith and have a sparkling quality that still makes them worth reading today. His statement of the so-called 'specie-flow mechanism' constituted his answer to the mercantilist concern with the maintenance of a chronic surplus in the balance of payments. He also (...)
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    Great Economists Since Keynes: An Introduction to the Lives and Works of One Hundred Modern Economists.Mark Blaug - 1989 - Cambridge University Press.
  9. Karl Marx.Mark Blaug - 1991 - Edward Elgar.
    Whether or not we reject the Marxist schema there is little doubt that Marx was a great economist. The three volumes of Capital, contain some pieces of remarkable economic analysis from which modern economists can still learn; however difficult he is to read, there are moments when, like Ricardo and Walras, he can revel in the abstract power of economic reasoning.
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  10. St. Thomas Aquinas.Mark Blaug - 1991 - Edward Elgar.
    Thomas Aquinas is generally acknowledged to be the greatest theologian of the Middle Ages and his masterpiece, 'Summa Theologica', provides a complete and authoritative statement of medieval economic thought that has remained the official Catholic view right up to the present time.St Thomas had a decisive influence on economic thought in at least three broad areas: the theory of private property, the theory of the just price and the doctrine of usury. St Thomas's great contribution to economic thought, as to (...)
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    The Later Mercantilists: Josiah Child (1603 [I.E. 1630]-1699) and John Locke.Mark Blaug - 1991 - Edward Elgar.
    This volume presents critical writings on the work of the later mercantilists. Sir Josiah Child was elected a governor of the East India Company in 1681. His reputation as an economist rests on his book 'A New Discourse of Trade' published in 1693. His work stimulated a wide range of discussion of such topics as interest rates, population, wage policy, poor relief and colonization. Despite many liberal elements in his thinking, he was a typical Mercantilist in his preference for administrative (...)
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  12. Thomas Robert Malthus , and John Stuart Mill.Mark Blaug - 1991
     
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    Is There Progress in Economics? Knowledge, Truth and the History of Economic Thought. Stephan Boehm, Christian Gehrke, Heinz D. Kurz, Richard Sturn (Eds).Boehm Stephan, Christian Gehrke, Heinz D. Kurz, Richard Sturn, Donald Winch, Mark Blaug, Klaus Hamberger, Jack Birner, Sergio Cremaschi, Roger E. Backhouse, Uskali Maki, Luigi Pasinetti, Erich W. Streissler, Philippe Mongin, Augusto Graziani, Hans-Michael Trautwein, Stephen J. Meardon, Andrea Maneschi, Sergio Parrinello, Manuel Fernandez-Lopez, Richard van den Berg, Sandye Gloria-Palermo, Hansjorg Klausinger, Maurice Lageux, Fabio Ravagnani, Neri Salvadori & Pierangelo Garegnani - 2002 - Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
    This thought-provoking book discusses the concept of progress in economics and investigates whether any advance has been made in its different spheres of research. The authors look back at the history, successes and failures of their respective fields and thoroughly examine the notion of progress from an epistemological and methodological perspective. The idea of progress is particularly significant as the authors regard it as an essentially contested concept which can be defined in many ways – theoretically or empirically; locally or (...)
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    Hayek Revisited.Mark Blaug - 1993 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 7 (1):51-60.
    F. A. Hayek's contributions to a variety of disciplines were decisively influenced by his career as an economist, running from early work in capital theory and business cycles to the economics of socialism and neo‐Austrian theories of competition. After reviewing his battle with Keynesian economics, this essay examines the socialist calculation debate, which altered Hayek's views of the central task of economics and led to a definite but disguised break with the views of Ludwig von Mises; and discusses the issue (...)
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    Reviews. [REVIEW]Mark Blaug - 1982 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 33 (3):323-324.
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    The Productivity of Universities.Mark Blaug - 1968 - Minerva 6 (3):398-407.
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    Education and Economic Thought.Mark Blaug & G. F. Kneller - 1969 - British Journal of Educational Studies 17 (2):233.
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    Aristotle.Mark Blaug - 1991 - Edward Elgar.
    Aristotle has rightly been called a 'universal genius'. Whilst his work in economics was not fundamental, it has nevertheless attracted an enormous literature. This is particularly true of some passages in his 'Politics' on the 'Natural' and 'Unnatural' modes of acquiring wealth and some pages in his 'Nicomachean Ethics' on the question of justice in exchange. Aristotle's views on the practice of usury and the doctrine of 'just price' have been heatedly debated from the Middle Ages to the present day.
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    Great Economists Before Keynes: An Introduction to the Lives and Works of One Hundred Great Economists of the Past.Mark Blaug - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    In Great Economists before Keynes, a chronological guide is included for readers wishing to trace the development of economic thought from early mercantilist writings to the pivotal work of John Maynard Keynes. Each article briefly discusses the life and enduring contributions of economists such as Adam Smith, Alfred Marshall, David Ricardo, and Leon Walras. Wherever possible, portraits accompany the text. Mark Blaug is Emeritus Professor of the Economics of Education at the University of London Institute of Education, and Consultant Professor (...)
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    Statement.Mark Blaug & Kevin D. Hoover - 1996 - Journal of Economic Methodology 3 (2):349-350.
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    Short Notices.W. B. Inglis, G. H. Bantock, M. F. Cleugh, Thelma Veness, John Hayes, Peter Gosden, James L. Henderson, A. G. F. Beales, Mark Blaug, John Lawson & Evelyn E. Cowie - 1969 - British Journal of Educational Studies 17 (2):229-234.
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    MACHLUP, F.: "Knowledge. Its Creation, Distribution and Economic Significance, Vol. I". [REVIEW]Mark Blaug - 1982 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 33:323.
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    Productivity Trends in British University Education, 1938–62.Maureen Woodhall & Mark Blaug - 1965 - Minerva 3 (4):483-498.
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    Educational Planning: Review Article. [REVIEW]Mark Blaug - 1967 - Minerva 6 (1):43-47.
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    Methodology with a Smallm.Mark Blaug - 1987 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 1 (2):1-5.
    THE RHETORIC OF ECONOMICS by Donald N. McCloskey Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985; 229 pp., $21.50.
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