Papers

The first two texts on this list, one English and one German, were published at a low point for Ricardian economics, at the end of the 19th century. This was a period when the less abstract (Other Canon) tradition flourished, under the names of historical and institutional schools. In the United States this coincided with Thorstein Veblen’s 1898 article ‘Why is Economics not an Evolutionary Science’.   

Herbert Foxwell on the Ills of Ricardian economics.
In his 110 page foreword to a 1899 book by Anton Menger, Cambridge economist Herbert Foxwell accounts how David Ricardo ‘gave the whole course of English economics a wrong twist’. Download

A very similar view of the negative effects, right and left, of Ricardian economics is found in Gustav Schmoller’s 1897 inaugural speech as Rector of the University of Berlin in 1897. Download

The Other Canon and Tallinn University Working Papers in Technology Governance and Economic Dynamics.
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The Other Canon: Reconstructing the Theory of Uneven Economic Development
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The Other Canon: The History of Renaissance Economics.
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Hodgson, Geoff: The Venice Theses
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Richard Swedberg: A comment on Geoffrey Hodgson’s «Venice Theses» and «Singing the Other Canon»
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Heilbroner, Robert: The Power of Economics: 
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Fullbrook, Edward: Economics and Neoliberalism.
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Is it fair to do business with the poor? 
Report on a debate between Muhammad Yunus and Michael Chu (pdf)
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Reinert, Erik S.: Full Circle: Economics from scholasticism to scholasticism (pdf)
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Reinert, Erik S.: The Role of the State in Economic Growth
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Kregel, Jan and Burlamaqui, Leonardo: Banking and the Financing of Development: A Schumpeterian and Minskyian perspective
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Chang, Ha-Joon and Peter Evans: The Role of Institutions in Economic Change
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Reinert, Erik S.: Economics: ‘The Dismal Science’ or ‘The Never-ending Frontier of Knowledge’? On Technology, Energy, and Economic Welfare: Norwegian Oil Review
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Production Capitalism vs. Financial Capitalism – Symbiosis and Parasitism. A note and a bibliography.
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Hudson, Michael: Financial Capitalism v. Industrial Capitalism
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Reinert, Erik S.: Mongolia: Underdevelopment of the 1990’s as a Morgenthau Plan
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Reinert, Erik S.: Johann Heinrich Gottlob von Justi (1717-1771): The Life and Times of an Economist Adventurer
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Reinert, Erik S. and Hugo Reinert: A Bibliography of J.H.G von Justi (1717-1771)
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Reinert, Sophus and Erik S. Reinert: Nietzsche and the German Historical School of Economics
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Reinert, Hugo and Erik S. Reinert: Creative Destruction in Economics: Nietzsche, Sombart, Schumpeter.
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Reinert, Erik S. ‘Diminishing Returns and Economic Sustainability; The Dilemma of Resource-based Economies under a Free Trade Regime’.
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Reinert, Erik S.: Increasing Poverty in a Globalised World: Marshall Plans and Morgenthau Plans as Mechanisms of Polarisation of World Incomes? (pdf)
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Reinert, Sophus, ‘Darwin and the Body Politic: Schäffle, Veblen, and the Biological Metaphor Shift in Economics’
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Reinert, Sophus and Reinert, Erik S.: An Early National Innovation System: The Case of Antonio Serra’s 1613 Breve Trattato (pdf)
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Reconstructiing the history of economic thought by recovering forgotten economic bestseller

German Language Economic Bestsellers before 1850 Download

80 Economic Bestsellers before 1850 Download

33 Economic Bestsellers published before 1750 (2019): Download

 

Global Inequality: A trail of Economic Destruction Download

Environment: Renewables, Manufacturing and Green Growth: Energy strategies based on capturing increasing Returns  Download

Methodology: The Technique is never Neutral Download