Chapter (in Edited Book) ()
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.
|Editor||Hamouda OF, Lee C, Mair D|
|Authors||Dow Alexander, Dow Sheila, Hutton Alan, Keaney Michael|
|Title of series||Routledge Studies in the History of Economics|
|Number in series||20|
|Place of publication||London|