E.E. Slutsky as Economist and Mathematician

Crossing the Limits of Knowledge

By Vincent Barnett

© 2011 – Routledge

230 pages

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About the Book

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.


"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

"An inescapable future reference for any scholar interested in the further study of Slutsky’s work." - Ivan Moscati, University of Insubria, History of Economic Ideas

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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Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory