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Sense, Perception and Utility: German Experimental Psychology and the Emergence of Marginalism

Gergely Kőhegyi, Corvinus University of Budapest The paper attempts to explore the potential role of German Experimental Psychology on the transition period from Classical Political Economy to Neoclassical Economics, i.e., on the so called Marginalist Revolution. In the 19th century in Germany the experimental approach in the study of mind was a commonly used methodology…

The German controversy on the methods of moral statistics in the second half of the 19th century

Julia Lücke, Universität Hamburg Brief summary: The paper that is presented deals with the contributions to moral statistics of three representatives of German ethical-historical economics (Georg Friedrich Knapp, Adolph Wagner, Gustav Schmoller). It compares the arguments they provide with regard to the usefulness of statistical methods in the social sciences as well as the impact…

Douglass North’s Thought and Work

Carolina Miranda Cavalcante, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro   Douglass North’s Thought and Work   Brief Summary: This presentation is part of the HES 2020 Virtual Conference. The article is about the evolution of five concepts in Douglass North thought. Those concepts are: mental models, institutions, State, economic history, and institutional change. I chose five…

A multilevel approach to economic phenomena: economic sciences according to J. S. Mill, J. N. Keynes, and Carl Menger

Ricardo F. Crespo, IAE (Universidad Austral) and National Council of Research (CONICET) A multilevel approach to economic phenomena: economic sciences according to J. S. Mill, J. N. Keynes, and Carl Menger: This paper argues that economic phenomena can be examined from five analytical levels: a statistical descriptive approach, a causal explanatory approach, a teleological explicative approach, a…