The trials of theory: psychology and institutionalist economics, 1910-1931.

@article{Bycroft2010TheTO,
  title={The trials of theory: psychology and institutionalist economics, 1910-1931.},
  author={Michael Bycroft},
  journal={Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          144-64
        }
}
The rise of the institutionalist school of economics, in the 1910s and 1920s, has recently been given the historical attention it deserves. However, historical studies of the school have left two questions unanswered. First, to what extent was the institutionalist's interest in academic psychology (frequently declared in their meta-economic writings) realized in their economic writings? Second, what evidence of a fruitful collaboration with institutional economics can be found in the work of… CONTINUE READING
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