Correcting Mirowski's Errors concerning Samuelson's Contributions to Economics

25 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2016 Last revised: 28 Dec 2016

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Michael Emmett Brady

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Date Written: December 15, 2016

Abstract

Mirowski’s 2012 HES Presidential address on Samuelson as a historian of economics and economist contains a number of errors of omission and commission. This paper corrects these errors, be they partial or total errors. One example is Mirowski’s contention that it was Samuelson and his student, Klein, who started the myth that Keynes was technically incompetent. It is quite easy to show that the source of these errors are the Robinsons, Joan and Austin, and Richard Kahn.

Keywords: Joan Robinson, Richard Kahn, Invisible Hand, Ordinal Theory, Neoclassical, Marginalism

JEL Classification: B10, B12, B14, B20, B22

Suggested Citation

Brady, Michael Emmett, Correcting Mirowski's Errors concerning Samuelson's Contributions to Economics (December 15, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2886143 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2886143

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