Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Economic Journal: 125th Anniversary Issue Free On-line

The Economic Journal, one of the grand old journals of economics, is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The Royal Economic Society (40% of its membership is in the UK, the rest around the world) is collaborating with the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, to make the March 2015 birthday issue freely available online. The theme of the issue is that current top economists look back on classic papers published in the EJ, and offer reflections and analysis. Here are the titles of the papers in bold, with the reference to the classic EJ paper under discussion and weblinks underneath. For those who recognize the original papers and the current authors, no further recommendation is necessary.

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"Economic Journal 125th Anniversary Special Issue" (pages 203–208)
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"Unveiling the Ethics behind Inequality Measurement: Dalton's Contribution to Economics," by Anthony B. Atkinson and Andrea Brandolini

Dalton, H. (1920). ‘The measurement of the inequality of incomes’, Economic Journal, vol. 30(119), pp. 348–61.
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"In Praise of Frank Ramsey's Contribution to the Theory of Taxation," Joseph E. Stiglitz

Ramsey, F.P. (1927). ‘A contribution to the theory of taxation’, Economic Journal, vol. 37(145), pp. 47–61.
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"Frank Ramsey's A Mathematical Theory of Saving," by Orazio P. Attanasio

Ramsey, F.P. (1928). ‘A mathematical theory of saving’, Economic Journal, vol. 38(152), pp. 543–59.
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"Keynesian Controversies on Wages," by John Pencavel

Dunlop, J.T. (1938). ‘The movement of real and money wage rates’, Economic Journal, vol. 48(191), pp. 413–34.

Keynes, J.M. (1939). ‘Relative movements of real wages and output’, Economic Journal, vol. 49(193), pp. 34–51.
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"Harrod 1939," by Lawrence E. Blume and Thomas J. Sargent

Harrod, R.F. (1939). ‘An essay in dynamic theory’, Economic Journal, vol. 49(193), pp. 14–33.
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"Introduction to The Distribution of Earnings and of Individual Output, by A.D. Roy," by James J. Heckman and Michael Sattinger

Roy, A.D (1950). ‘The distribution of earnings and of individual output’, Economic Journal, vol. 60(239), pp. 489–505.
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"Introduction to A Theory of the Allocation of Time by Gary Becker," by James J. Heckman

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"Gary Becker's A Theory of the Allocation of Time," Pierre-Andr√© Chiappori and Arthur Lewbel

Becker, G.S. (1965). ‘A theory of the allocation of time’, Economic Journal, vol. 75(299), pp. 493–517.
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"Localised and Biased Technologies: Atkinson and Stiglitz's New View, Induced Innovations, and Directed Technological Change," by Daron Acemoglu

Atkinson, A.B. and Stiglitz, J.E. (1969). ‘A new view of technological change’, Economic Journal, vol. 79(315), pp. 573–8.
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"Taxation and Saving – A Retrospective," Alan J. Auerbach

Atkinson, A.B. and Sandmo, A. (1980). ‘Welfare implications of the taxation of savings’, Economic Journal, vol. 90(359), pp. 529–49.
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"Regret Theory: A Bold Alternative to the Alternatives," by Han Bleichrodt and Peter P. Wakker

Loomes, G. and Sugden, R. (1982). ‘Regret theory: an alternative theory of rational choice under uncertainty’, Economic Journal, vol. 92(368), pp. 805–24.
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"Knowledge Spillovers, Innovation and Growth," by Philippe Aghion and Xavier Jaravel

Cohen, W.M. and Levinthal, D.A. (1989). ‘Innovation and learning: the two faces of R & D’, Economic Journal, vol. 99(397), pp. 569–96.
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"Endogenous Growth, Convexity of Damage and Climate Risk: How Nordhaus' Framework Supports Deep Cuts in Carbon Emissions," Simon Dietz and Nicholas Stern

Nordhaus, W.D. (1991). ‘To slow or not to slow: the economics of the greenhouse effect’, Economic Journal, vol. 101(407), pp. 920–37.
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