Crises and Cycles in Economic Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias
Edited by Daniele Besomi
Routledge – 2011 – 678 pages
This book investigates from the perspective of the major economic dictionaries the notions of economic crisis and cycles. It gives an extensive summary of a number of significant entries on this subject, with an introductory essay to each entry placing them (and the dictionary to which they belong) in their context, giving some details on the author of the dictionary entry, and assessing the entry’s (and its author’s) contribution. The broad picture (including the history of these encyclopedic tools) is examined in the introductory essays.
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"What is certain, however, is that this volume constitutes a marvellous piece of historic and economic research on the treatment of business cycles in these reference works. The book is indispensable for any university library, and it deserves to be on the bookshelf of every economist and historian of economics interested in business cycle research." - Guido Erreygers, University of Antwerp, Department of Economics, History of Economic Ideas
Part 1: Introductory 1. Introduction Daniele Besomi 2. A Brief History of Economic Dictionaries: An Essay in Bibliography Daniele Besomi 3. Naming Crises: A Note on Semantics and Chronology Daniele Besomi 4. Dictionary Reconstructions of the History of the Theories of Crises and Cycles: A Meta-Taxonomy Daniele Besomi Part 2: The Classic Dictionaries 5. Between Progress and Decline: Crises in Early French Dictionaries and Encyclopedias (1830-1840) Ludovic Frobert 6. The Analysis of Crises in Early French Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Daniele Besomi 7. Wilhelm Roscher's Crises Theory: From Production Crises to Sales Crises Harald Hagemann 8. Charles Coquelin: Banking Monopoly and Commercial Crises Daniele Besomi 9. Commercial Crisis and Credit in the First Spanish General Encyclopedia (1851-1855) Jesús Astigarraga and Juan Zabalza 10. Expectations and Crises in Auguste Ott's Dictionnaire des Sciences Politiques et Sociales Daniele Besomi 11. Gerolamo Boccardo on Internally Generated Commercial Crises Daniele Besomi 12. Clément Juglar 1863-1891: Tracking and Interpreting the Periodic Return of Crises Cécile Dangel-Hagnauer 13. Henry D. Macleod's Dictionary of Political Economy: Britain's First Aborted Attempt Cécile Dangel-Hagnauer 14. Adolf Wagner: Economic Crises, Capitalism and Human Nature Vitantonio Gioia 15. Émile de Laveleye: Economic Crises, Christianity and Socialism Ludovic Frobert 16. Of the 'Old' Palgrave Entries on Crises Pascal Bridel 17. From Crises to Cycles: Tugan-Baranovsky and the Brokhaus-Efron (1895-1915) François Allisson 18. Heinrich Herkner: Inequality of Income Distribution, Overcapitalisation and Underconsumption Harald Hagemann 19. Wilhelm Lexis: Crises and Overproduction Harald Hagemann 20. Arthur Spiethoff: From Economic Crises to Business Cycle Theory Vitantonio Gioia 21. Keynus's 'Economic conjuncture' in the Granat Encyclopedia Vincent Barnett 22. Wesley Mitchell, Arthur Burns and Trygve Haavelmo on Business Cycles: The Two Encyclopyedias of the Social Sciences (1930-1935 and 1968) Pier Francesco Asso and Luca Fiorito 23. Tinbergen on Dynamics and Conjuncture in Stridiron's Bedrijfseconomische encyclopedie Peter Rodenburg Part 3: The Recent Dictionaries 24. Nikolai Kondratiev and Long Waves in Recent Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Francisco Louçã 25. Political Business Cycles Jon-Peter Olters 26. Nonlinear Business Cycles in Recent Dictionaries Giorgio Colacchio 27. An Assessment of Real Business Cycles in Recent Dictionaries Marc Pilkington 28. Back to Crises: Post-War Dictionaries and the Resilience of an Old Category Daniele Besomi and Giorgio Colacchio 29. A Bibliography of Specialised Dictionaries of Economics and Related Subjects Daniele Besomi
Daniele Besomi is an independent researcher in the history of economic thought and a research fellow of the Centre d'Études Interdisciplinaires Walras Pareto, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.