Open Peer Discussion Forum for Economic Thought

This site presents papers that scholars have submitted for publication in Economic Thought. You are cordially invited to comment on these papers.

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Papers under review

Why didn’t Keynes participate at the socialist economic calculation debate?

The socialist economic calculation debate is an important one for everyone concerned with the transition from the capitalist to the socialist economic accounting. It represents the struggle of socialist economists against Mises’s claim that socialism is theoretically impossible and Hayek’s …

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Posted for review 5 Sep 2016

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Ricardo’s numerical example versus Ricardian trade model: A comparison of two distinct notions of comparative advantage

The so-called Ricardian trade model of contemporary economic textbooks is not a rational reconstruction of Ricardo’s famous numerical example in chapter seven of the Principles. It differs from the latter in terms of definition of the four numbers, relevant cost …

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Posted for review 5 Jul 2016

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