Correcting Mirowski's Errors concerning Samuelson's Contributions to Economics
25 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2016 Last revised: 28 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 15, 2016
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
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