Frank Knight, Max Weber, Chicago Economics and Institutionalism

James Madison College, Michigan State University, Working Paper No. 0405-02

Posted: 7 Aug 2006  

Ross B. Emmett

Center for the Study of Economic Liberty, Arizona State University; PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

Date Written: April 2005

Abstract

Weber's approach to social scientific methodology and his comparative historical sociology were important resources that Knight drew upon in his efforts to create a social science that transcended the terms of the neoclassical-institutionalist debate during the 1920s and 1930s. The paper examines Knight's reading of Weber's work and its impact on his effort to balance economic theory with comparative economic history.

Keywords: Frank Knight, Frank H. Knight, Max Weber, Chicago Economics, Institutionalism, History of Economic Thought

JEL Classification: B25, B31

Suggested Citation

Emmett, Ross B., Frank Knight, Max Weber, Chicago Economics and Institutionalism (April 2005). James Madison College, Michigan State University, Working Paper No. 0405-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=922513

Ross B. Emmett (Contact Author)

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