Psychology, Scientific Control, Chicago, and the Impact of European Emigres
RESEARCH IN THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT, Vol. 30-A, J. E. Biddle & R. B. Emmett, eds., Vol. 30-A, Emerald/JAI Press, 2012
10 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2011
Date Written: June 9, 2011
Review essay on Rutherford, M. (2011), The Institutionalist Movement in American Economics, 1918-1947: Science and Social Control, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
I use the review to highlight the importance of psychology in the development of the institutionalist conception of science and social control, to make a few additional remarks expanding upon Rutherford’s “connections” between institutionalism and Chicago economics, and also add an addendum to his argument for why institutionalism went into decline in the post-war years.
Keywords: Malcolm Rutherford, Rutherford, Institutionalism, American Institutionalism, Chicago economics, Chicago School, Frank Knight, Economics and Psychology, Psychology and Economics, European emigres
JEL Classification: B15, B25
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