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Rae and the Tradition of Scottish Political Economy

Dow A, Dow S, Hutton A & Keaney M (1998) Rae and the Tradition of Scottish Political Economy. In: Hamouda OF, Lee C, Mair D (ed.). The Economics of John Rae. Routledge Studies in the History of Economics, 20, London: Routledge, pp. 245-260.

The purpose of the chapter is to investigate how far Rae is representative of the Scottish Political Economy Tradition, where tradition is understood in terms of continuity in a shared approach, allowing for theoretical differences. While Rae conforms to most features identified with the Scottish tradition, his opposition to Smith’s methodology suggests a divergence of approach which would put him outside the tradition. It is argued here that this divergence applies only to Rae’s professed methodology, not to his practice.

EditorHamouda OF, Lee C, Mair D
AuthorsDow Alexander, Dow Sheila, Hutton Alan, Keaney Michael
Title of seriesRoutledge Studies in the History of Economics
Number in series20
Publication date1998
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN 978-0415158671
eISBN 9780203976593
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