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Adam Smith and the Law  

Fabrizio Simon

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May 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter examines Adam Smith’s reflection on the Law in his main works. Particular attention is paid to the difference between Smith’s thought and the Juridical Enlightenment. Smithian ... More

Adam Smith on Value and Prices  

Nerio Naldi

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May 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter considers the evolution of the way Smith presented his analysis of value and prices from the to and its importance to understand the structure that that analysis assumes in , where it ... More

Adam Smith: Theorist of Corruption  

Spiros Tegos

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May 2013
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Jul 2013
Adam Smith not only champions commerce, he also criticizes it. In this criticism Smith draws critically upon a long-standing concern in enlightenment’s culture about the proper basis of political and ... More

Alternative Ethical Perspectives on the Financial Crisis: Lessons for Economists  

Irene van Staveren

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2014
This chapter analyzes the financial crisis from three ethical perspectives. It starts from utilitarianism, the ethical theory underlying neoclassical economics, which has partly driven the ... More

Considerations on Conflict of Interest in Academic Economics  

Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth and Gerald Epstein

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2014
Conflicts of interest in the economics profession received attention after the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. There is evidence that some academic economists hold one or more significant ... More

Ethical Issues in Forensic Economics  

Robert J. Thornton and John Ward

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2014
The involvement of economists as expert witnesses in civil tort actions has grown rapidly in recent decades. This involvement most often involves economists being asked to estimate damages ... More

In Praise of Imperfect Commitment: An Ethic of Power, Professionalism and Risk  

Sharon D. Welch

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Apr 2016
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Aug 2014
There are moments in history where there are major breakthroughs in the power of social movements. Large numbers of people recognize the depth of injustice, see possibilities of beauty and ... More

Neoclassical Economics as the New Social Engineering: The Debacle of the Russian Post-Socialist Transition  

David Ellerman

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2014
This chapter compares the role of neoclassical economics in trying to socially engineer the shock therapy post-socialist transition in the former Soviet Union with the robust pragmatism and ... More

Professional Disequilibrium: Conflict of Interest in Economics  

Dennis Thompson

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2014
The economics profession lags behind others in adopting policies to regulate conflict of interest. The purposes of conflict of interest regulations, which are often misunderstood, are to ... More

The Social Responsibility of Economists  

Peter Boettke and Kyle W. O’Donnell

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Apr 2016
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Aug 2014
Following the global financial crisis of 2008, the economics profession has been criticized for its apparent complicity in promoting corporate and financial industry interests at the ... More

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