Complexity and the History of Economic Thought

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This book consists of twelve studies on the issues of complexity and the history of economic thought. The studies relate complexity to the ideas of specific economists such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall and Ragnar Frisch.
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Introductory Material

1. James Wible, University of New Hampshire, What is Complexity?

2. David Colander, Middlebury College, A Thumbnail Sketch of Complexity in the History of Thought

Complexity in th eHistory of Economic Thought

3. Nathan Rosenberg, Stanford University, Babbage in a Complex World

4. Pater Hans Matthews, Middlebury College, Did Marx Know the Way to Santa Fe? Reflections on Evolution, Complexity and Classical Functionalism

5. James Wible, University of New Hampshire, Complexity, Peirce's Economics and Philosophy: An Exploratin of his Critique of Simon Newcomb

6. David Levy, George Mason University, Premature Death of Path Dependence

7. Francisco Louca, Universidad Tecnica de Lisboa, Complexity, Chaos, and Randomness: Ragnar Frisch and the Enigma of the Lost Manuscript

Methodological Issues

8. Alex Viskavotoff, Will Complexity Turn Economics into Sociology?

9. Flavio Comim, University of Cambridge, Marshall and the Role of Common Sense in Complex Systems

10. Mark Picton, Monash University, The Exchange of Analogies Between Economics and Biology

Alternative Perspectives on Complexity

11. Robert Prasch , Vassar College, Complexity and Economic Method: An Institutionalist Perspective/

12. Michael Montgomery, University of Maine, Complexity Theory: An Austrian Perspective

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