Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

List of Figures

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pp. vii-viii

List of Tables

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pp. ix-x

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Preface

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pp. xi-xviii

The Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley occupies the fifth and sixth floors of a tall building colored a slightly unpleasant dark green. Evans Hall was built in 1971 to serve as a primary home to the statistics and mathematics departments. ...

List of Abbreviations

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pp. xix-xxii

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Introduction: Economics and Society

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pp. 1-30

Economists are everywhere. They manage monetary policy, measure the value of government programs to the last dollar, and routinely offer expert testimony in political hearings and in the courts. They also consult for companies, divining the future of industrial competition, calculating the costs and benefits associated with different courses of action, ...

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One: Institutional Logics in Comparative Perspective

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pp. 31-60

As suggested in the introduction, the long-term development of economics exhibits several interrelated trends that cut across national boundaries: economics attained autonomy as a discipline; it became more formal in its presentation; it expanded its influence into both the administrative and the corporate domains; and it partly converged in scientific form and method. ...

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Two: The United States: Merchant Professionals

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pp. 61-128

American economics arose in the context of the broad institutional patterns described in the preceding chapter—the fragmented and professionally-oriented nature of the state bureaucracy, the regulatory emphasis on market competition, and the disciplinary organization of higher learning. ...

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Three: Britain: Public-Minded Elites

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pp. 129-184

Perhaps more than anywhere else, economic concerns and knowledge are part and parcel of British public culture. The country is famous for the level and quality of economic reporting in the generalist press, as well as for its specialized financial and economic publications, such as the Economist or the Financial Times, ...

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Four: France: Statist Divisions

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pp. 185-236

In late twentieth-century France, the field of economics was undergoing something of a schizophrenic crisis. In 2000, a rebellion erupted among economics students, many of them from the École Normale Supérieure, who were denouncing the overuse of mathematics, the hegemony of neoclassical theory, and the lack of practical relevance in the teaching of economics.1 ...

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Conclusion: Economists and Societies

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pp. 237-262

The most inescapable narratives about the history of economics in the twentieth century have to do with the discipline’s increasingly assertive scientific style and growing methodological consensus, on the one hand, and its jurisdictional expansion and internationalization, on the other. ...

Appendix

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pp. 263-268

Notes

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pp. 269-314

References

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pp. 315-368

Index

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pp. 369-386