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E.E. Slutsky as Economist and Mathematician
Crossing the Limits of Knowledge





ISBN 9781138807808
Published June 18, 2014 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

E.E. Slutsky is perhaps the Russian/Ukrainian economist most quoted by mainstream economists today. This is the first research monograph to examine the life and work of the internationally-renowned economist and mathematician. It does so from both a ‘history of economics’ perspective and a ‘history of science’ perspective, bringing these two strands together in order to demonstrate Slutsky’s enduring legacy as an innovative researcher and an influential intellectual. It also presents some of Slutsky’s lesser-known (and hitherto-unavailable) works in English translation.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Slutsky's Life and Work  1. Before the Bolshevik Revolution, 1880-1917  2. From War Communism to N.E.P., 1917-26  3. At the Conjuncture Institute, 1926-30  4. The Impact of Stalinism, 1930-45  Part 2: Slutsky's Lesser-Known Articles  5. Slutsky on Sir William Petty: A Short Essay on his Economic Views (1914)  6. Slutsky and Probability Theory: On the Question of the Logical Foundations of the Calculus of Probabilities (1922)  7. Slutsky and Currency Emission on the Question of the Calculation of the Income Received by the State from Currency Emission (1923)  Part 3: Summing Up Slutsky's Effect  Conclusion

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"Splendidly written and important book" - Kevin D. Hoover, Department of Economics and Department of Philosophy, Duke University, Journal of the History of Economic Thought (34:2) 2012