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1st Edition

Crises and Cycles in Economic Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

Edited By

Daniele Besomi

ISBN 9780415499033
Published September 21, 2011 by Routledge
704 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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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Table of Contents

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

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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.