Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar

Episode Thirty Three

Episode Thirty Three

Scott, Gerardo and Carlos review three recent additions to the literature in the history of economic thought and economic methodology: Gerardo discusses a paper on the role of the “economic priest” in the cooperative movement in Ireland in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries; Scott reviews a paper addressing two contrasting views of ecological rationality in the works of Vernon Smith and Gerd Gigerenzer; and Carlos discusses a paper about the evolving meaning of “consumption” as an economic concept and the role of intoxicants in crafting its early uses. If you are interested in reading the papers discussed in this episode, here they are (unfortunately, some may be behind paywalls): THE CLERGY, ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY, AND THE CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT IN IRELAND, 1880–1932 Patrick Doyle TWO TYPES OF ECOLOGICAL RATIONALITY: OR HOW TO BEST COMBINE PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS Erwin Dekker and Blaž Remic INTOXICANTS AND THE INVENTION OF ‘CONSUMPTION’  Phil Withington Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar is supported by a grant from the History of Economics Society:  

Duration: 1 hr 24 min

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