Alfred S. Eichner Papers

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Following materials are from Frederic Lee’s personal collection. 

The Role of Micro in Heterodox Economics: A View of a Heterodox Micro Theorist

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Frederic S. Lee. “The Role of Micro in Heterodox Economics: A View of a Heterodox Micro Theorist,” Presented at the Association for Heterodox Economics Annual Conference, University of Greenwich, London, UK. July 3, 2014. [click on link to download presentation slides]

A Call for Contributions: Frederic S. Lee Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund

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Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Heterodox Economists,

Fred Lee has been a driving force of heterodox economics movements over the past 30 years. He played a major role in establishing the Association for Heterodox Economics, founded and edited the Heterodox Economics Newsletter, edited the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, has been actively involved in heterodox associations such as AFEE, AFIT, AHE, ASE, EAEPE, HES, ICAPE, URPE, and so on. His activities and contributions are truly community-oriented and self-sacrificing. Above all, Fred has always been concerned about students since they will be the future of heterodox economics.

As some of you already know, Fred will soon retire due to an unexpected illness. In the face of uncertain life conditions, Fred and his wife, Ruth, have recently established the Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund, which is designed to financially support doctoral heterodox economics students. The Scholarship is open to all doctoral students studying in a heterodox economics program, although currently preference is given to UMKC doctoral students due to the limited amount of funds.

We are sending out this call for contributions with the hope that you share Fred’s “good-will” and make a contribution to this Fund so that more heterodox economics students can complete their studies successfully. Moreover, if you believe you are indebted to Fred for his many contributions, contribute to the Frederic S. Lee Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund and support students.

To learn more about the Fund, visit here: http://www.gkccf.org/scholarships/frederic-s-lee-heterodox-economics-scholarship-fund

To make a contribution, visit here: https://gkccfonlinedonations.org/give/leeh00.asp

Should you have any questions, please contact us.

Sincerely yours,

 

John F. Henry
University of Missouri-Kansas City
henryjf@umkc.edu

 

Tae-Hee Jo
SUNY Buffalo State
taeheejo@gmail.com

 

D. L. Clark (1974), Studies in the Origins and Development of Growth Theory, 1925 – 1950

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Studies in the Origins and Development of Growth Theory, 1925 – 1950

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D. L. Clark

Ph.D Dissertation
University of Sydney
March 1974

An extremely important dissertation that starts with Quesnay and Marx, deals with Leontief, Dmitriev, and Bortkiewicz, goes on to Austrian capital theory, Fritz Burchardt, and the Kiel School, and ends with Hobson, Ayres, and Adolph Lowe. This dissertation was extremely novel at the time it was written and remains so today since most heterodox economists have no idea who Burchardt, Lowe, and the Kiel School were. (Frederic S. Lee)

[Unfortunately the microfilm copy of the dissertation is not very good, so it will take some straining to read the dissertation.]

Table of Contents

Chapter I: Introduction

(a) On Historical Studies in Development
(b) On Growth Theory
(c) Aims and Scope of the Thesis

Chapter II: Prologue

(a) The Tableau Economique of Francois Quesnay
(b) Dynamic Aspects of the Tableau Economique
(c) The Reproduction Models of Karl Marx
(d) The Tableau Economique and the Reproduction Models

Chapter III: The Origins of Input-Output Analysis

(a) The Tableau Economique and Leontief’s Tableau
(b) Marx and Leontief
(c) Leontief and the Soviet Experiments with Input-Output Tables in the 1902s
(d) From Physiocracy to Walrasian General Equilibrium Theory: The Influence of A. N. Isnard
(e) Leontief and the Kiel School

Chapter IV: The Transformation Problem and the Theory of Capital and Growth [Part 1, pp. 114-136] [Part 2, pp. 137-167]

(a) Some Limitations of Input-Output Analysis
(b) An Outline of the Transformation Problem
(c) Solutions to the Transformation Problem: the Contributions of V. K. Dmitriev and L. von Bortkiewicz
(d) An Essential Digression: the ‘Classical’ Growth Model of J. von Neumann
(e) The Impact and Continuing Significance of the Transformation Problem

Chapter V: The Capital Controversies of the 1930s and the Contribution of the Kiel School

(a) The Austrian Theory of Capital: Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk’s Theory of Capital
(b) Knut Wicksell’s Revision of Böhm-Bawerk’s Theory of Capital
(c) The 1930s Controversies: F. A. Burchardt’s Critique of Austrian Capital Theory
(d) The Demise of the Kiel Tradition

Chapter VI: The Institutionalist Critique of Orthodox Dynamics

(a) Thorstein Veblen
(b) J. A. Hobson
(c) C. E. Ayres and B. S. Keirstead
(d) S. Merlin
(e) Adolph Lowe

Chapter VII: Precursors of Harrod-Domar Growth Models

(a) Soviet Dynamics of the 1920s: The Feldman Model
(b) A Polish Marxist: Michal Kalecki
(c) Japanese Experiments with the Reproduction Models
(d) A Related Swedish Model: G. Cassel’s Model of a Regularly Expanding Economy

Chapter VIII: Conclusion [and pp. 264-270]

Bibliography

An international student call for pluralism in economics

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“It is not only the world economy that is in crisis. The teaching of economics is in crisis too, and this crisis has consequences far beyond the university walls. What is taught shapes the minds of the next generation of policymakers, and therefore shapes the societies we live in. We, 42 associations of economics students from 19 different countries, believe it is time to reconsider the way economics is taught. We are dissatisfied with the dramatic narrowing of the curriculum that has taken place over the last couple of decades. This lack of intellectual diversity does not only restrain education and research. It limits our ability to contend with the multidimensional challenges of the 21st century – from financial stability, to food security and climate change. The real world should be brought back into the classroom, as well as debate and a pluralism of theories and methods. This will help renew the discipline and ultimately create a space in which solutions to society’s problems can be generated….”

[Red the full Letter here and support the Initiative]

Ronald Meek Papers

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“The following papers were obtained from Mrs. Meek circa 1998. The originals remain with Mrs. Meek. Ronald Meek was a professor at the University of Leicester when he died; and it appears that all of his papers were destroyed at this time. At least I could not find any. In any case, I was teaching at De Montfort University at this time and was beginning to work on the history of heterodox economics, which was eventually published in 2009. Because Meek was part of this history I contacted Mrs. Meek to see if she had any papers. She did, but not very much, and mostly from the 1970s. I hope you find what I obtained from Mrs. Meek of interest.” Frederic S. Lee