Adam Smith as Theologian

Adam Smith as Theologian

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George J. Stigler, The Economist as Preacher and Other Essays (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1982). As one congregant at Rockefeller told me
during my ...

Author: Paul Oslington

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136721991

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Adam Smith wrote in a Scotland where Calvinism, Continental natural law theory, Stoic philosophy, and the Newtonian tradition of scientific natural theology were key to the intellectual lives of his contemporaries. But what impact did these ideas have on Smith’s system? What was Smith’s understanding of nature, divine providence, and theodicy? How was the new discourse of political economy positioned in relation to moral philosophy and theology? In this volume a team of distinguished contributors consider Smith’s work in relation to its Scottish Enlightenment religious background, and offer stimulating theological interpretations of his account of fallible human nature, his providential account of markets, and his invisible hand metaphor. Adam Smith as Theologian it is a pioneering study which will alter our view of Smith and open up new lines of thinking about contemporary economics.
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The Web of Knowledge

The Web of Knowledge

In Essays in the history of economics ( pp . 31 - 50 ) . Chicago , IL : Univ . of
Chicago Press . Stigler , G . J . ( 1982a ) . The literature of economics : The case
of the kinked oligopoly demand curve . In the economist as preacher and other
essays ...

Author: Eugene Garfield

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 1573870994

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This new ASIST monograph is the first to comprehensively address the history, theory, and practical applications of citation analysis, a field which has grown from Garfield's seed of an idea, and to examine its impact on scholarly research forty years after its inception. In bringing together the analyses, insights, and reflections of more than thirty-five leading lights, editors Cronin and Atkins have produced both a comprehensive survey of citation indexing and its applications and a beautifully-realized tribute to Eugene Garfield and his vision, in honor of his seventy-fifth birthday.
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Essays on Classical and Marxian Political Economy

Essays on Classical and Marxian Political Economy

(1982) [1971] “Smith's travels on the Ship of State” in The Economist as Preacher
and Other Essays, Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 136-45. Stigler, G]. (
1982) [1981] “The Economist as Preacher” in The Economist as Preacher and ...

Author: Samuel Hollander

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135072612

Category: Business & Economics

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Samuel Hollander’s work has been provoking debate for over four decades. This book brings together key contributions of recent years, in addition to some brand new pieces. The essays are introduced by a Preface in which Hollander reflects on his past work and reactions to it. Highlights include two issues of particular current relevance. Conspicuous is an extensive chapter regarding Adam Smith’s often neglected arguments for government intervention in the economy to correct market failures, and his critical view of the business class as an anti-social force. Important economists considered in relation to Adam Smith’s position on the role of the state include Jeremy Bentham and the Scottish-Canadian John Rae. Similarly of high present-day interest is a re-examination of Karl Marx’s theory of exploitation, or the notion of profits as "embezzlement," demonstrating Marx’s effective abandonment of this perspective in the case of the small active businessman as distinct from the major joint-stock corporation. Other papers demonstrate the close intellectual relationship between David Ricardo and Thomas Robert Malthus; the extensive common ground between the British school and the French under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste Say; the failure of a so-called anti-Ricardian opposition in Britain represented by Samuel Bailey; and the denial of a sharp discontinuity between "classical" and later "neo-classical" economics. Finally, several biographical essays are included as well as an extension of the autobiographical account appearing in Collected Essays II.
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In Search of the Two Handed Economist

In Search of the Two Handed Economist

In The economist as preacher and other essays (pp. 119–135). Chicago: The
University of Chicago Press. Stigler, G. J. (1968). What is Industrial Organization.
In The Organization of Industry (pp. 1–2). Chicago: The University of Chicago
Press ...

Author: Craig Freedman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137589743

Category: Business & Economics

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For the economics profession, issues of marketing and ideology have often been reduced to the status of 'the love that dare not speak its name'. This volume brings these issues out of the closet and examines what effect, if any, these factors have in shaping the contours of the discipline. The way in which economists face policy issues is in part driven, even if only subconsciously, by unacknowledged ideological concerns and the increasing need to sell one's theories, views and policies in a frustratingly competitive academic market. In seven carefully and provocatively granulated chapters, the volume raises possible implications of these marketing and ideological imperatives by approaching the problem from a number of surprising and irreverent directions. Though unfortunately, in its irrevocable denouement the text proves incapable of creating anything resembling a life changing experience let alone coming to any definite and irrefutable conclusions. Like life itself, economics is full of uncertainties and uncontrollable difficulties.
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The Rise of Free Trade

The Rise of Free Trade

Stigler , G.J. ( 1971 ) , “ The Theory of Economic Regulation ” , Bell Journal of
Economics and Management Science , 2 , 3–21 . [ 1982 ] , “ Do Economists
Matter ? ” , pp . 51–61 , in : The Economist as Preacher and Other Essays ,
Chicago .

Author: Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415156319

Category: Free trade

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Why was Britain the first country to opt for unilateral free trade 150 years ago? On 16 May 1846, the House of Commons voted to abolish tariff protection for agriculture - the famous 'repeal of the Corn Laws'. Britain then adhered to her free trade policy despite both her relative economic decline and the protectionist policies of her leading trade rivals, the USA and Germany.This four volume set examines and explains the contentious issues surrounding the policy shift to free trade and the subsequent persistence of that policy. This set provides a comprehensive collection of articles including previously unpublished material on nineteenth century British trade policy and a new and comprehensive introduction by the editor putting the material into context.
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The Elgar Companion to Law and Economics

The Elgar Companion to Law and Economics

Stigler , George J . ( 1976 ) , “ The Scientific Uses of Scientific Biography : With
Special Reference to John Stuart Mill ' ; reprinted in The Economist as Preacher
and Other Essays , Chicago : University of Chicago Press / Oxford : Blackwell ...

Author: Jurgen G. Backhaus

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060447260

Category: Business & Economics

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This authoritative and comprehensive reference work introduces the reader to the major concepts and leading contributors in the field of law and economics.The Companion features accessible, informative and provocative entries on all the significant areas and breaks new ground by bringing together widely dispersed but theoretically congruent ideas for the first time. An important feature of the book is the inclusion of 26 scholarly biographies of the founding fathers of law and economics.As a major source of reference on law and economics, the Companion will be welcomed by both students and teachers in law and economics, and will also have relevance for industrial economists and historians of economic thought.
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History of Political Economy

History of Political Economy

The economist as preacher and other essays . By George J . Stigler . Chicago :
University of Chicago Press , 1982 . Pp . vii , 259 . $ 20 . 00 In his review of Stigler
' s Essays in the history of economics ( 1965 ) Thomas Sowell wrote of its author ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4510890

Category: Economics

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The Political Theory of Conservative Economists

The Political Theory of Conservative Economists

Yale University Press , 1985 . Stigler , George J. The Citizen and the State :
Essays on Regulation . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1975 . The
Economist as Preacher and Other Essays . Chicago : University of Chicago Press
, 1982 .

Author: Conrad Waligorski

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017729024

Category: Chicago school of economics

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A study of the political theory that underlies the conservative economic thought of such economists as Milton Friedman, James Buchanan and Friedrich Hayek, and its implications for public policy. The author analyzes the political content of ideas that justify a laissez-faire policy.
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Chronicles of Culture

Chronicles of Culture

George Stigler : The Economist as Preacher and Other Essays ; University of
Chicago Press ; Chicago . G eorge Stigler won the Nobel JJ Prize for Economics
in 1982 , the second member of the Chicago School to win that award in less
than a ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015033848923

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Journal of Economic Literature

Journal of Economic Literature

STIGLER , GEORGE J . The economist as preacher and other essays . Chicago :
U . of Chicago Press , 1982 . - . “ George Stigler , ” in Lives of the laureates ;
Seven Nobel economists . Eds . : WILLIAM BREIT AND ROGER W . SPENCER .

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ISBN: UCSD:31822015972599

Category: Economics

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The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

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Category: American literature

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A world list of books in the English language.
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Challenge

Challenge

Spiral bound $ 9.95 128 pages The Economist as Preacher And Other Essays
George J. Stigler In this collection of essays , Nobel Prize winner George J.
Stigler — renowned for his urbane good humor and mischievous wit — looks to
the ...

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Which was Worse Three Mile Island Or the Recession of 1981 82

Which was Worse  Three Mile Island Or the Recession of 1981 82

Since that time George Stigler , winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in economics ,
has writ . ten a book entitled , " The Economist as Preacher and Other Essays . " I'
m sure Professor Stigler never heard of my earlier use of his title . Now I find
myself ...

Author: Leif H. Olsen

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Law and Economics Other areas of private and public law

Law and Economics  Other areas of private and public law

What constitutional lawyers call the “ commercial speech doctrine " is a form of
what economists and other lawyers call “ regulation . ” It is useful to adopt ... in
THE ECONOMIST AS PREACHER AND OTHER Essays 10 ( 1982 ) . 11 .
Wolfson ...

Author: Richard A. Posner

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105060396335

Category: Law and economics

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Among Economists

Among Economists

( 2 ) George Stigler , The Economist as Preacher and Other Essays , Chicago ,
Oxford , 1982 . ( 3 ) I am quite happy to let economists operate with indifference
planes and budget constraints and all the resultant algebra , if they at least once
in ...

Author: Jan Pen

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ISBN: UOM:39015053265362

Category: Economics

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The Journal of Law and Commerce

The Journal of Law and Commerce

64 willingness to define why some recipients of government largesse are worthy
while others are not , has blocked the ... George Stigler , The Economist as
Preacher , in THE ECONOMISTS AS PREACHERS AND OTHER Essays 3 (
1982 ) .

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ISBN: UCAL:B5089153

Category: Commercial law

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Inquiry

Inquiry

The Economist as Preacher and Other Essays , by George J . Stigler . ... are what
Stigler identifies slows , and the administration increases I its distinguished
author , our as the preaching in which economists enthe size of the military . But
the ...

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A Plea to Economists who Favour Liberty

A Plea to Economists who Favour Liberty

First published in Hayek ' s The Trend of Economic Thinking : Essays on Political
Economists and Economic History , ed . ... ( a review of George Stigler ' s The
Economist as Preacher and Other Essays ) , Inquiry : A Libertarian Review , April
 ...

Author: Daniel B. Klein

Publisher: Inst of Economic Affairs

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111589136

Category: Political Science

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Italian Economists of the 20th Century

Italian Economists of the 20th Century

( 1960 ) , Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities , Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press . Stigler , G . J . ( 1982 ) , The Economist as Preacher
and Other Essays , Chicago : University of Chicago Press . - ( 1987 ) , Essays in
the ...

Author: Ferdinando Meacci

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022390046

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Italian Economists of the 20th Century provides a unique up-to-date assessment and appreciation of the work of 12 pioneering economists. The essays - written by a group of leading international scholars - are a fitting tribute to the important contribution that Italian economists have made to twentieth century economics.This important book includes entries not only on familiar names such as Vilfredo Pareto, Piero Sraffa and Franco Modigliani, but also on less well known yet equally important economists. It demonstrates the rich intellectual tradition in Italy and its profound - yet often unrecognized - impact on economics in general.
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