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The Chicago Tradition in Economics 1892-1945

1st Edition

Edited by Ross B. Emmett


3,352 pages

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Hardback: 9780415254229
pub: 2001-10-25

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The home of more Nobel Laureates than any other institution, the University of Chicago has a unique place in the development of economics, fostering the work of some of the most influential and controversial economists of the twentieth century, including Frank Knight, Milton Friedman and Gary Becker.

This collection traces the development of Chicago Economics to the end of the Second World War. Each volume focuses on an individual, or group of individuals who made distinctive contributions.

Table of Contents

Volume 1


1. Prices and the International Movement of Specie

2. Banknotes and Lending Power

3. Why is Economics not an Evolutionary Science?

4. The Preconceptions of Economic Science

5. The Barbarian Status of Women

6. The Theory of the Leisure Class

7. The Theory of Business Enterprise

Volume 2

8. The Quantity Theory of the Value of Money

9. Greenbacks and the Cost of the Civil War

10. The Value of the 'Greenbacks' During the Civil War

11. The Demand and Supply Concepts: An Introduction to the Study of Market Price

12. The Trade Union Point of View

13. Trade Unionism in the United States

14. Economic Theory and 'Social Reform'

15. Economics and Modern Psychology

16. Soundings in Non-Euclidean Economics

17. Some Social Aspects: An Application of Overhead Cost to Social Accounting, With Special Reference to the Business Cycle

18. The Socializing of Theoretical Economics

Volume 3

19. A Theory of Production

20. The Theory of Wages 21. Studies in the Supply Curve of Labor: The Relation in 1929 Between Average Earnings in American Cities and the Proportion Seeking Employment

22. Some Problems in the Measurement of Income Inelasticities

23. The Union in Industry: Some Observation on the Theory of Collective Bargaining

24. Commercial Banking and Capital Formation

Volume 4

25. Economic Problems of the Family

26. Economics of Household Production

27. The Trust Problem: Prevention versus Alleviation

28. The Nature and Objective of Economic History

29. Industry and Government in France and England, 1540-1640

Volume 5

30. Frisch on the Measurement of Utility

31. A Comparison of Elasticities of Demand Obtained by Different Methods

32. Interrelations of Demand

33. The Theory and Measurement of Demand

34. The Foundations of Welfare Economics

35. The Theory of the Multiplier

36. Price Flexibility and Employment

37. The Scope and Method of Economics

Volume 6

38. Some Problems of Logical Method in Political Economy

39. Objective Tests of Competitive Price Applied to the Cement Industry

40. The Utility Concept in Value Theory and Its Critics

41. English Theories of Foreign Trade, Before Adam Smith

42. Cost Curves and Supply Curves

43. Gains From Trade: The Doctrine of Comparative Costs

44. Mr. Keynes on the Causes of Unemployment

45. The Short View and the Long in Economic Policy

Volume 7

46. The Economic Organization

47. Notes on Cost and Utility

48. Note on Viner's Cost Theory

49. Interest

50. Economic Theory and Nationalism

51. Ricardian Theory of Cost and Distribution

52. Realism and Relevance in the Theory of Demand

Volume 8

53. Syllabus Materials for 2001

54. A Positive Program for Laissez Faire

55. Currency Systems and Commercial Policy

56. Rules versus Authorities in Monetary Policy

57. Some Reflections on Syndicalism

58. Economic Stability and Anti-Trust Policy

59. On Debt Policy

60. A Political Credo

61. The 'Chicago Plan' of Banking Reform: A Proposal for Making Monetary Management Effective in the United States

62. Agitation for Banking Reform: The Problem of Elasticity

63. A Brief Survey of Banking Literature Since 1913

64. Monetary Policy

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